How Dangerous Is Unforgiveness To A Christian?
Matt 6:14-15: For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Unforgiveness is the act of refusing to forgive someone who has wronged you.
It is similar to drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.

It is unfortunate that this sin is so popular in our times, even amongst Christians and has been given the new name "beefing". The most recent exposé of the popular twin musicians who haven't spoken to each other and their families for 4 years is typical example of how dangerous the sin of unforgiveness is.

How dangerous is unforgiveness to a Christian?
1. Our heavenly Father won't forgive your sins if you fail to forgive the sins of others. (Matt 6:14-15)

2. It is a straight path to hell fire and eternal seperation from the presence of God.(matt 18:23-35)

3. It is the mother of several sins as anger, bitterness,hatred and resentment. When you are under the control of these sins, it means you are no longer been controlled by the Spirit nature but by the human nature.( Rom 8:5-7) . Whereas, the Word of God states that those who are controlled by their human nature cannot please God (Rom 8:8 )

4. Unforgiveness is the major cause of divorce in our society. It is so bad that divorced couples deny each other the right to see their children. The kids are badly affected as they grow up been brainwashed from one parent about how bad the other is. (Lev 19:17-18)

5. It is so dangerous that Jesus advised us to drop our gifts at the altar and reunite with our families before presenting the gift to God.(Matt 5:23-24)

6. Jesus advised us to forgive 7 × 77 times because he understands the dangers of unforgiveness to the human soul.(matt 18:21-22)

If you are reading this and you have a grudge, beef or malice with anyone, make it a point of duty to forgive the person and reconcile with that person today for tomorrow is too late. No matter what the person did to you, it is nothing compared to losing your soul for eternity.

from Nairaland

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