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Luke 1:37-For with God nothing shall be impossible. It may be impossible for us to forgive on our own, but like the scripture says, with God nothing is impossible. He can help us were we fall short. When I need to forgive someone and it's too hard to do it on my own, I ask him to lift it off me and to help me to be filled with love and patient and tolerant, and to help me to forgive, and I am willing to do my part. It doesn't always happen immediately, (sometimes it does! That's what I call a "tender mercy") but it does happen if you have faith and are willing. If you're asking if it's possible on our own, probably not. Not for me at least! but I need to forgive others too, otherwise I'd be filled with anger and resentment. it just feels better. Its also a commandment, and if we want to be forgiven, we need to forgive. Matthew 6:14-15:For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Yes but it has to be from the ((((heart)))). Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. (Luke 17:3, 4 KJV)))))).Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21, 22 KJV) Our Lord is saying that we as believers should forgive one another as often as we trespass against each other. ((((Some one may say "brother that's easier said than done", my reply would be if we walk in the spirit of love as Christ did it would be a piece of cake.
Jesus doesn't (or didn't) forgive anyone. He can't. Even if he did it wouldn't mean anything because none can know! He's long dead. Dead people can't forgive living people & neither have the living any problem to be forgotten by the dead.
In one sense, it is impossible to truly forget sins that have been committed against us. We cannot selectively "delete" events from our memory. The Bible states that God does not "remember" our wickedness (Hebrews 8:12). God is all-knowing. God knows that we have "sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). However, having forgiven us, He treats us as if the sin had not occurred. If we belong to Him through faith in Christ, God does not hold our sins against us. In that sense we must "forgive and forget." If we forgive someone, we must act as if that sin had never occurred. We remember the sin, but we live as if we did not remember it. Ephesians 4:32 tells us, "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." http://www.gotquestions.org/forgive-forget.html