- Mar 15, 2017
That interpretation unavoidably argues with the standards the Lord expects us to apply to one another in Luke 17...It doesn’t cancel out the others but expands upon them. Does it say Christians will fall away..check! Does it say that when they do they can’t be renewed again...check! What’s so hard to figure out?
3Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.
Does God expect us to apply a higher standard of forgiveness and compassion towards one another than the one He is prepared to extend towards us?