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Today is Memorial Day. I knew several men who fought in World War II: Pearl Harbor, Midway, USS Indianapolis sinking, etc.

After their Earthquake, I don't feel sorry for the Japanese. Sill angry at Japan, but working on forgiving.

Does GOD have a timeline on WHEN we need to forgive?

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Haz, I dont believe the death of 6 million Jews is worse than the other deaths during WW2. Except that they were selected for execution purely upon racial grounds-trapped like animals and gassed purely because they were Jews. They had no choice, no chance, were not combatants, nor enemies, only scapegoats.

Interestingly it was Darwinian evolution which gave Hitler his justification for this slaughter, the Jews being called nonHuman, exactly as happened to Australian aborigines-for the same Darwinian reason.

Sadly WW11 was a consequence of the disgraceful treatment of Germany after the armistice of WW1. Germany was no more the agressor than either France or England. All parties entered enthusiastically into this pointless war.
---Warwick on 6/8/11


The Nazis also killed between 2 and 3 million Soviet prisoners in labor camps or executions. Add to this the non-Jewish Poles and Soviets sent to forced labor who died due to malnutrition, unsafe work conditions, disease and "experimentation."
The exact numbers may never be known."
---John on 6/8/11

Haz ... What is the truth about what happened to the aborigines (and the maoris in NZ) ?
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/8/11

History is re-written as you suggested. Often for political reasons.

I too had wondered why the death of 6 million Jews is considered more important than the millions more who died in WW2.

Here in Australia history is political, dominated by liberal/Left historians.
The deceitful politically correct version of Aboriginal history is that of genocide perpetrated by white settlers. Our Left government even made a national apology for the alleged "Stolen generations".
This dishonest version of history is designed to further the Aboriginal cause.

When historian Keith Windshuttle exposed the numerous errors/deceit of these claims the Left's characteristic slander/name calling begun.
---Haz27 on 6/8/11

John, I do not know of any conspiracy to hide the fact that vast numbers of Gentile Russians were exterminated by the Nazis in concentration camps. Do you know the name of the camps where this is claimed to have happened. What is your source?

None of my reading of history form various sources has shown such a slaughter.
---Warwick on 6/8/11

John ... You are i think distorting the facts.

It seems that just over 3 million Russians were exterminated in the camps, or by other means. The vast majority of Russian death occurred on the battlefield.

Not quite the same thing.

And the reason that we were not told about ... presumably, that the Russians became our enemy after the war.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/8/11

Mind you, Stalin was just the same, and with his own people.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/7/11

He actually converted some of the German Concentration camps for his own Gulags.
---John on 6/7/11

I had not realised it before.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/7/11

And this speaks volumes Alan. For I too was ignorant of these facts and it seems nearly all of us are. I found out by happenstance.

This begs the question...WHY?

WHY are we so acutely aware of the 6 million Jews, but not a whisper of the 12 million Gentiles.

WHY have we not been taught that 18 million +/- people were exterminated in Nazi Germany.

Are we re-writing History?

One that is no longer based on facts, but based on Political Correctness? (Revisionist History)
---John on 6/8/11

John ... I am glad you have brought up the question of Russian POWs being executed by the Germans. I had not realised it before.

I have searched Wikipaedia, and although the figures (just over 3m) are not as high as you've said, it is monstrous.

How can man behave thus?

Mind you, Stalin was just the same, and with his own people.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/7/11

John--Disabled, Mentally ill,or other genetic defects, is precisely the reason many Jews and NON-Jews were gassed. The Nazis figured they not only didn't matter, but some of these disabilities might be inherited, thus corrupting their "pure" race.

You must know an entirely different bunch of Jews than those I know (and have known).None of them would take a callus attitude toward these unfortunate individuals..unless describing the Nazi response.

Oh, some might be snobbish, loud, demanding and obnoxious at times...but
even these are generally liberals of the bleeding heart variety
---Donna66 on 6/7/11

Of course, if the Brits had just caved in, instead of hanging on in against all odds, Hitler would have had control the whole of Europe, and of the Atlantic. Then the USA would have been under threat on both east and west coasts. Japan would have had an easier time, and would probably have been aboe to attack and conquer Australia.
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/7/11

Correct Alan. I believe the number of Russian Soldiers who were in Gased etc. in concentration camps was about 4-5 million.
---John on 6/7/11

Warwick ... Yes without the Russians taking up Hitler's attention and army, he would have beaten us. Then we would not have been able to counter attack unless the Americans had belatedly joined in. Not surprising, when you look at the size of our country

& how sad the Russians had such a monster as Stalin & the Cold wWar started as soon as WW2 ended. So much for the Brotherhood of Man!!

John I'm still puzzled ... I think those Russians died in war, not in planned murder
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/7/11

Warwick and Donna66, great answers you both gave. I suppose the word 'blind" is good to use here since many of the Germans were blind to what the goverment was doing. Many Russians died but they were also protecting their country from Hitler. Everyone was in danger of been taken over by them. I also believe that without the great victories the Russian made, it would have cost many other life's if they had not been involve.
---Mark_V. on 6/7/11

Excellent post Warwick.
I think the number was 20- million Russians (Not sure).

Good history lesson!

---John on 6/6/11

John, millions of Russian soldiers and civilians were killed fighting Germany in WW11. Russia carried the battle to the Nazis. The Brits were soundly defeated early in the war, sitting on their island (awaiting the Americans-for years) letting Russia do the work. The US came late into the war and after D-day fought alongside the Brits, Canadians, and Australians et al. These forces raced east chasing the retreating Germans, aiming to stop Russia colonizing all Europe.

But Russia did the lions share, losing millions of people for their efforts. I believe the allies could not have defeated Germany without Russia.

It is time to forgive enemies of old and continue to face our present enemies who make the Nazi's look like boy scouts.
---Warwick on 6/6/11

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Alan, the majority were Russian Soldiers, "non Aryans" Eastern Europeans etc.

The reference to these people being Disabled, Mentally ill,or other genetic defects, is precisely the reason used by my Jewish Teachers and Jews in general..."They DON'T matter!"

I've heard Jews say that over and over again. I think its SICK. People are people and ALL people have a right to life(Handicap, Mentally ill,WHATEVER!)

Tolorance today only goes ONE way. NOTICED THAT?

(Side Issue)
It means 1st World people accepting third world cultures,beliefs,hygiene (3rd World diseases/Bed Bugs in our Hotels).


You don't see Brits/Yanks/Canadians/Aussiesrunning to Africa/Mexico/India/China.
---John on 6/6/11

Donna 66 ... Yes I know all about that .... What intrigues me is the 18 million that John mentions

I don't think there was programme of killing, except for the "solution" to Hitlers Jewish problem (and some undesirables & unusefuls were included) and that was about 6 million

So where do the other 12 million come from, and how was it done.

---alan8566_of_UK on 6/6/11

Alan of UK-- Some Christians were killed because they helped Jews or tried to protect Jews from being killed. Otherwise, maybe they didn't look "Aryan" enough (they had brown eyes and darker skin) or refused to support Hitler in some way. I don't believe believe the label "Christian" was a major factor.
---Donna66 on 6/6/11

John ... I was really referring to the fact that they were killed & I meant including those killed in battle.

I can't find any reference to the large scale planned programmed killing of anyone except the Jews, and others thought of a undesirable, such as disabled or gays
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/6/11

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john ... Wer5e they killed becasuse they were Christians or because they were regarded as enemies?
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/5/11

The reason is not relevant Alan. They were slaughter(Gassed, Burned) in the same way as the Jews or any other human atrocity. Is it less sick an act?

The Germans considerd Eastern Europeans as second class, much like they felt about the Jews. And you don't gas or bake your POWs.
---John on 6/6/11

john ... Wer5e they killed becasuse they were Christians or because they were regarded as enemies?
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/5/11

Good Point Cluny. I agree.

Alan the total was between 17-18 million people. Most were Eastern Europeans and Russian Soldiers.(Christians)

Yet here in America we built a huge museum in L.A. for the Jews only!

Sorry, I hate racism in all its forms. (Obverse, reverse, government sponsored, Politically sponsored).

All of it disgust me!
---John on 6/5/11

john ... "We should know that there were over 12-million Christians were gassed in Germany"

I did not know that. Are you able to give the reasons for that?

---alan8566_of_UK on 6/5/11

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\\Yet front and center and always in our faces is... "The Holacaust". \\

I resent the term "Holocaust" (note the proper spelling, John).

Holocaust means "whole burnt sacrifice."

To whom was the sacrifice offered?

God certainly didn't demand it. And I wouldn't like the idea of being offered as a sacrifice to Satan.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/5/11

We should know that there were over 12-million Christians were gassed in Germany.

A fact that is never mentioned!

All we hear about are the 6-million Jews who call their atrocity "The Holacaust".

And as I was told by my Jewish teacher when I found this out(12th grade) "Oh they're not really important."

Its shocking few people even know this. But in this error of Liberalism, only certain groups can be victims.

This among the many other genicides that occured around the world.(China, Ussr, Cambodia, Armenia).

Yet front and center and always in our faces is... "The Holacaust".

All the other horrors are just trivial!

---John on 6/5/11

Sag-- I remember WWII. It's acknowledged that Jews may have difficulty forgiving the Germans who gassed them by the millions. The actions of the Japanese are not as widely known, though every bit as horrific...probably not taught in school (must be politically correct).

Nevertheless, Jesus commands us to forgive. If you are working on this, I believe God will bring you to forgiveness one day.
For the same reason, I believe your unforgiveness is under the blood of Christ.

But unforgiveness hurts YOU... you can not really be free until you give it up.
---Donna66 on 6/3/11

Leslie ... How do you presume to know whether Mary has repented of her sins, and forgiven others?
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/3/11

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Not all cancer is sin related, cancer comes from when the cells in the body either grow too fast or grow to slow, and there are many causes which can cause this, overexposure to the sun causes melanoma skin cancer, working or living in chemically toxic or in poorly ventilated environments can cause lung cancer, drinking or eating poorly sanitized water and food can cause blood, organ and bone cancers: and all these factors are nonrelated to sin.
---Eloy on 6/3/11

Leslie, is it your contention that people who disagree with you are not Christians?

Betty Bowers might be a better Christian than all of us here, but I hope you are not her alter ego.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/3/11

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. It does not say God will punish us with cancer,or any other disease,for our sins but death,cut off from God forever. Judged by God and sent for punishment,cast away from God as filthy rags. Cancer isn't due to sin for there are many commited,dedicated Christians who get cancer. What kind of sins did all those animals which get cancer commit? None. A knowledge of the Bible/NT and common sense reasoning can show a person the facts.
---Darlene_1 on 6/3/11

I would pray for Mary and others, but it will do no good. Here is why, the Bible says that we MUST repent of our sins and forgive others in order to have our prayers heard. While I have done this, Mary and others have not and refuse to, therefore, my prayers for their healing will go unanswered, because they refuse to repent and forgive. It will be the same result with anyone who prays for them. Until Mary and others repent of their sins and forgive God, themselves, and others, God cannot and will not heal them. This is what the Bible says. Sorry for that, but mine and God's hands are tied.
---Leslie on 6/3/11

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Poopsey ... I'm with you on that!

Perhaps, Leslie, you are using certain words in your posts which might cause them to be rejected?

Have another go.

What sins cause bowel cancer
Or breast cancer
or bone cancer
or brain tumours
or prostate cancer
or leukaemia
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/3/11

Leslie, are they only comments? Or do you have scripture to show us? With a harsh statement like you've made joining sin with cancer you should have God backing you & not just your own ego. Truth be told, all types of sickness is due to sin in a cruel sinful world, Like hate, unkind words(which I've been guilty of on more than a few occasions)death started in the garden after the fall. So we are all in danger of getting cancer if what you're saying is correct. Maybe you really should be more gentle with the sick because according to your theory, it's just a matter of time before you're afflicted with this sinful disease as well. You are human after all. & the curse touches us all.
---Reba on 6/3/11

I have written two times of how cancer is related to sin, and what sins cause it. However, the Moderator has not posted either comment, and is censoring me. Sorry to all of you on this, who want to know what sins cause cancer. Tell the Moderator to post those comments.
---Leslie on 6/2/11

Leslie: There are lots of sick people on here, as in the head. You cannot say the moderator is not a Christian just based on what you said about sin and cancer. We live in a fallen world and sin and disease are part of that picture.

There are lots of instances in the Bible where someone had a disability or disease and it was not because of their sin.

Have some compassion and stop condemning people who are sick and give them hope and encouragement instead.
---poopsey on 6/2/11

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\\ I made several comments about what sins cancer is related to, but the Moderator did not post them - ...\\

Can you give both scientific AND Biblical proof for this statement, Leslie?

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 6/2/11


Please let Leslie post the sins which cause cancer.

Only then will we be able to defend the sufferers against that damaging statement that all cancer is caused by sin
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/2/11

Why does the Moderator censor my comments
---Leslie on 6/2/11

I don't know if its the moderator that censors all of the comments. There was a blog not to long ago that talked about this.

I also (as Im sure many on here) have had comments not posted, and it does get frustrating. I was asked in a recent blog to back up a statement and, try as I might, I could not get it posted. It does seem they are one sided at times.

that said, it IS their site and the 1st amendment doesn't count here.
---NurseRobert on 6/2/11

Sag, I just don't understand how you cannot feel sorry for people who are suffering. The people from Japan at the time of war, were not responsible for their leaders. The people just wanted to live life. It is the leaders of nations who are responsible.
As for Leslie's comments, she is right in one thing, because of sin, people get sick and die. And she is wrong that when someone forgives, they are suddenly cured from the sin of death, which in this case is cancer. Death will come to everyone, whether you forgive or not.
---Mark_V. on 6/3/11

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To the kind ones, bless you guys! To Leslie, I only hope--truly!--that you are never in these shoes yourself, they are not comfortable to wear! I pray you start viewing sick people with more compassion--like Jesus does.
---Mary on 6/3/11

Why does the Moderator censor my comments, just because they don't believe them because the Bible says so, and they go AGAINST God and stay in their sins. I made several comments about what sins cancer is related to, but the Moderator did not post them - maybe the Moderator is NOT a Christian and wants to stay in sin.
---Leslie on 6/2/11

Sag, are the children responsible for the actions of their fathers? With a very very few exceptions, those who died, and those who are suffering the effects of the earthquake did not start, nor did they fight in the war and have no blame for what happened.

By not forgiving, you only hurt yourself.
---NurseRobert on 6/1/11

I am starting to think there is something wrong with you people. You continue to attack and bully. You must all feel really crappy about yourselves and you are trying to bring me down to your level.

Well the joke is on you. You guys are losers and just keep on losing. I have better things to do.
---poopsey on 6/2/11

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The quote proper is, "Nice vocabulary! Most likely adquired in some institution for the mentally gifted otherwise...".
Not just vocabulary ...:

"This place is full of liars and religious hypocrites. Just losers on the internet."
"This place is full of losers and phony hypocrites. Are you a troll?"
"Maybe you are just a troll."
"Other than that I think you may be religious but you have no mercy or grace and don't manifest the fruits of the spirit. Maybe you are just a troll."
"I guess you have to resort to lying to justify yourself since you are in the wrong. Maybe you should spend less time on the internet and more time pleasing your wife."
A troll 'wannabe'?
---Nana on 6/1/11


Any Japanese who were responsible for the Japanese attacks on the United States in World War 2 and are still alive would be in their 90s or older. Most of the Japanese alive today were not even born when the war ended.

If you want to hold the current Japanese people accountable for the tragedies of that war, you had better be willing to be held accountable yourself for the injustices committed by white Americans against African Americans and Native Americans in centuries past as well.

There are enough injustices to go around, so that if everybody got revenge and proper recompense for atrocities committed in the past, there would be nobody left alive at all.
---StrongAxe on 6/1/11

\\I've never been in any institution so that is considered a lie.\\

Are not schools institution?

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let Your glory be over all the earth.
---Cluny on 6/1/11

"Nice vocabulary! Most likely adquired in some institution for the mentally gifted"

I suppose calling believers "morons" is much more refined.

Isn't there a Scripture that has to do with being in danger of hellfire for calling folks "fool" or "empty headed "? I think moron applies here.
---scooper on 6/1/11

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Nana: You got in the second last jab so in response to your statements.

"Nice vocabulary! Most likely adquired in some institution for the mentally gifted"

That is not a very nice thing to say for someone who claims to be a Christian now is it? I've never been in any institution so that is considered a lie. Bearing false witness against your neighbor is something that God does not condone.

"Are you "over the top, PMS or whatever, something deeper"?"

Again, not a very nice statement coming from someone who claims to be a Christian. None of what you say applies. Some of you on here are really dense. I stated more than once I don't like being lied about. Get it?
---poopsey on 6/1/11

Not forgiving the Japanese > I'd say this is not even practical, since the ones who were mainly involved in Japanese evils are now all dead of old age . . . or suicide > likely ones who died in kamikaze and other suicide stuff since they were to the death in their devotion. Now ones are not cultured like that, not even from that generation, I consider.

So, this shows how unforgiveness could have blinded you so you are against ones who had nothing to do with it, even.

The Satanically super-crazies were suicidal. They would kill their own selves, for "honor", if they failed. So, those were "probably" all gone near the end of the war.
---Bill_willa6989 on 6/1/11

\\Cluny: You are a sick individual. Please get yourself some serious help. You are sick on all levels. Especially spiritual. \\

Why, thank you, Robyn!

That's the nicest thing you've ever said about me!

God bless you as much as you bless me!

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/31/11

Sag, God commands us to forgive now. Ephesians 4:26 do not let the sun go down on your anger. WWII was over 60 years ago. Most of the people in Japan were not alive during WWII. I am not making lite of war but harboring anger at Japan or anything else only attacks/hurts you.
---Scott on 6/1/11

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We all crave explanation for things. Children often jump to erroneous conclusions because of this (for example "Mommy and daddy are getting divorced. It must be because I was BAD." Even Jesus's disciples were not immune to this:

John 9:2
"And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?"

Jesus dismissed this kind of thinking in Luke 13:1-5 (only 4-5 here due to lack of space):
"Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
---StrongAxe on 6/1/11

It's true that a Christian will suffer if they continue to sin because God will "whip" His children when they do wrong.HOWEVER....You will know you're being corrected by God. He speaks to your spirit-conscious & causes you to remember what you're doing & think, hum, maybe I should repent & turn from this sinning while there's time. If God is punishing you, you will know it. He's God & plenty able to alert your mind to what He's doing. He will not cause you to be sick unless He knows that's what it'll take to get you to change & even then you will know WHY it's happening. NO ONE ELSE WILL KNOW IT BEFORE YOU DO. He will not send the msg through someone else.
---Reba on 5/31/11

Job 4:1,8-9 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said...Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
Job 42:7 And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me [the thing that is] right, as my servant Job [hath].
-Some may want to take heed about accusing others that his or her afflictions are a direct result of his or her sin, for the accuser's knowledge is most likely lacking.
-Here Job, the accused, stood more righteous than his accusers and so called friends.
---micha9344 on 5/31/11

Leslie, please refer to John 9:1-3. "As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' said Jesus, 'but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life?'" Not all disease is caused by sin. Mary, you may have cancer so that God's glory might be displayed in your life. Hang in there. May God bless you.
---mikki on 5/31/11

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Pay no mind to that statement of Leslie. If it were not for the 'cancer' which she spelled right,
you would not have an issue with her since there is no such diseases as "diabeties" and

" I am not trying to be mean, but truthful, because I care about you, and want to see you get healed."
---Leslie on 5/31/11

Leslie, why don't you just pray her cancer away as Peter did pray and raised Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:40)?
---Nana on 5/31/11

People can be very cruel when they don't know what the Bible teaches.
John 9:1-12 teaches about the man born blind to manifest the glory of God. There was not any personal sin involved.
It is not only cruel to make some of the statements posted here but also biblically and willingly ignorant.
Mary, serve the Lord and testify to your care givers in your sickness. You may be there to reach those who haven't realized their need yet.
---Elder on 5/31/11

Hmmm...I have every opportunity to get really angry at your last comment Leslie--but I choose to trust my Lord and not get angry, I just completely disagree with you. So tell me, if Heaven forbid you ever get cancer, will it be your fault too?
---Mary on 5/31/11

Leslie ... How is Mary's cancer generated by sin? And since your implication is that it is here sin that is causing her cancer ... please explain what her sin is and how it is causing the cancer.

Robyn ... Exactly what did Cluny say that gives rise to your aasessment?
---alan8566_of_uk on 5/31/11

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Leslie, you must be a new Christian. Yes, some sickness can be from sin or unforgiveness, but what about Christians like myself who remain close to the Lord all the time and have examined myself constantly and still was diagnosed with prostate cancer (and doing very well by the way)? A lot of these cancers are caused by the chemicals in one's diet or their environment.
So please don't be quick to judge. You could be in the same situation some day.
---John on 5/31/11

Mary - Sorry to tell you this, but look at my last statement, and you will see that your cancer is related to sin as the root cause. If you repent (confess and turn from your sins) and forgive God, yourself, and others, chances of you being healed of cancer without treatment are 100% guarunteed. If you do not do these things, you will have to have treatment, and will more than likely die of cancer. I am not trying to be mean, but truthful, because I care about you, and want to see you get healed.
---Leslie on 5/31/11

Cluny: You are a sick individual. Please get yourself some serious help. You are sick on all levels. Especially spiritual. Your spirit is sick within you. You need a good spiritual cleansing and healing before you are able to move forward in your christian growth.You have become stunted and don't know it. GBU.
---Robyn on 5/31/11

leslie -- I imagine you are repeating what you heard some (not so wise) Christian "leader" say, when you proclaim //It is a proven medical fact that most if not all major diseases are caused by unforgiveness (cancer, diabetes, stoke, etc.)//
It is NOT a fact and certainly there is NO MEDICAL EVIDENCE behind this idea. It is a preacher's gimmick (I've heard it too).

There are specific pathological reasons why people have these conditions. And none are directly or indirectly related to an attitude of unforgivness.
---donna66 on 5/31/11

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\\Let us all just say right now, "To hell with unforgiveness, \\

Interesting choice of words!

After all that's where unforgiveness will lead you, no matter how many times you've said the sinner's prayer.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/31/11

Leslie, as a woman undergoing treatment for cancer, your statement bothers me, about unforgiveness being "the cause". I got cancer because I have hormonal problems, not because of sin in my life.
---Mary on 5/31/11

Let us all just say right now, "To hell with unforgiveness, I'm forgiving EVERYONE that ever wronged me in my life, because God forgave me and I choose to honor Him and be free from this".
---Another_John on 5/30/11

We are required to forgive that's true. But when you think about it, forgiving someone/something frees you to never stress or be depressed over them or the event any more.It benefits us more than the ones being forgiven. Most the time we're the only ones being hurt by the anger/resentment & the other person isn't even aware that you're upset & if they did know, possibly wouldn't care. Forgiving is for our peace & pleasing God. Forgive the Japanese. The ones who did the damage no longer exist or are too old now to hurt any one.Plus, when we forgive we place the offence in God's hands & He punishes far better than we do.:-)))Forgive so you can have peace of heart & mind.
---Reba on 5/30/11

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-Maybe the question is: How long do we want God to tarry in forgiving us?
-That may be where the answer reveals itself.
Mat 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mar 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
-How often do we pray?
-Do we pray to God with no mercy for any?
-How do we think God should respond if we have ought against any, and try to commune with Him?
Jam 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
---micha9344 on 5/30/11

---John on 5/30/11

Sag, forgiveness is like an onion. You peel it, cry and cry, and then discover more layers.

Forgiveness is an act of the will. As long as you are working on it, God will give you the grace to achieve it. (There's a movie, A MAJORITY OF ONE, that deals with the very issue of forgiveness between an American Jewess and a Japanese businessman who both lost children in WW2.)

\\ It is a proven medical fact that most if not all major diseases are caused by unforgivenss (cancer, diabeties, stoke, etc.).\\

Is it, Leslie? Where can we find this proof?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/30/11

Just remember that the Scriptures teach that if we don't forgive then we will not be forgiven. Unforgiveness indicates a problem with the person's heart. If you claim to be a Christian, then you should not harbor any feelings of unforgiveness in your heart.
---tommy3007 on 5/30/11

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God tells us that we are to forgive or we will NOT be forgiven by God (Mark 11:25-26). Forgiveness is not necessarly for the other person, but for yourself. It is a proven medical fact that most if not all major diseases are caused by unforgivenss (cancer, diabeties, stoke, etc.).
---Leslie on 5/30/11

While you yet have breath in your body, forgive others as God has forgiven you Sag!
---Leon on 5/30/11

none that i can see, but i would let it go before you die.
---aka on 5/30/11

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