“The most important thing about God is that he is forgiving. He is the mighty spirit that washes away our sins. He is the Lord that has many plans. He is the Shepard that is always protecting. But the most important thing about God is that he is forgiving. ”

—Paige <3

Quote posted 5 years ago by Paige D. (for everyone)
  • 5 years ago, Johnathan R. said,
    The best example of forgiveness from holy books is the story of Joseph from the book of Genesis when Joseph not only forgave his brothers for leaving him to die in a dry scorpion infested well, but Joseph's forgiveness of his brothers for selling him into slavery. Joseph's complete and total forgiveness saved the lives of his entire family including the life of his father as there was an extremely severe seven year famine going on at the time, and most if not all of the grain distribution rations were under the control of Joseph. Had Joseph instead been mean spirited and unforgiving, he could simply have kept the grain to himself and let his brothers and father starve to death. Joseph not only forgave his brothers, but he also gave permission to have his brothers, his brothers' families and his father to be relocated to the most fertile land that Egypt had to offer at the time. Forgiveness is definitely one of God's traits! How can one learn to be more forgiving? Start by defending oneself against the Devil's most effective weapon in Satan's constant fight to end our very existence - doubt? Do you remember the story of how the serpent tricked Eve into eating the apple by making her doubt God's command not to eat the apple? Never for even a fraction of a second doubt your constant need to be a friend to God, and God will in return never doubt His need to be a friend back to you and help you in life by helping you forgive those who have wronged you in life. There is no better friend to have than God. How does one be a friend to a symbol of good that one can not touch, see, smell or talk to? All we know about God that is thoroughly documented in the book of Genesis is that He made everything in six days and He then rested on the seventh day. One way for us to be God's friend and to honor and respect God is to copy what God did by working hard for six days by helping God create a better world and then resting ourselves on the final seventh day for a period of not less than 24 hours. Resting means the absence of work. We all need a day off from the weekly grind. To satisfy the minimum spiritual/religious/legal definition of rest consider the following: Rest means to completely cease from all monetary transactions (Stop buying groceries and things!), to stop gossiping about those around you (Be quiet for heavens sake!), to stop traveling to places outside the city in which you live (Put a damper on your travel!), and to stay away from public events such as live concerts (Rest your ears as well!). When you rest for twenty four hours or more following six days of hard work trying to make the world a better place to live, then God will support you and everything you do in life as He feels that you are on his side and are truly trying to be His friend. God will then without doubt help you find purpose and success in life. Many people think observing a day of rest per week is optional. It is not. In fact, refusing to rest one day each week is not only a violation of one of the 10 commandments, but it is a blatant denial of the existence of God as well as an open invitation to Satan which has its own extremely serious unforeseen consequences! A few have asked who wrote this. This is a tough question to answer as the writer's role sometimes frequently changes depending on the writer's wishes. A few have asked about the writer's motivation which is really an unnecessary question as the writer's motivation will become evident.

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