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How many times can you be forgiven by God?
Jesus teaches unconditional forgiveness. In Matthew, Jesus says that church members should forgive each other “seventy times seven times” (18:22), a number that symbolizes boundlessness. However, even though he preaches boundless forgiveness, he does not indicate whether that forgiveness has conditions.
When Jesus said to Peter I say to you not seven times but seventy-seven times what did Jesus mean?
When Jesus said to Peter, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times,” what did Jesus mean? Jesus was telling Peter that he should always be forgiving.
How many times did Jesus say your sins are forgiven?
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
What are the 7s in the Bible?
Seven pairs of every clean animal loaded onto the ark by Noah (Genesis 7:2) Seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in Pharaoh’s dream (Genesis 41) Seventh son of Jacob, Gad, whose name means good luck (Genesis 46:16) Seven times bullock’s blood is sprinkled before God (Leviticus 4:6)
How often should I forgive 70 times 7?
In the older translations, Jesus’ answer was 70 x 7 or 490 times, but the newer translations changed his answer to 77 times. Of course, Jesus did not mean that we should stop forgiving after 490 times or even 77 times — he meant that there should be no limits to our forgiveness.
What does the Bible say about forgiving 7 times?
Bible Math Matthew 18:21, 22. Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”
How can Jesus forgive sin?
Only Jesus can forgive sins. God sent him to be the perfect “propitiation” for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2/4:10) “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7). “The blood of Jesus cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
How many times is the number 7 mentioned in the Bible?
The Holy Bible. Throughout the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation), the number seven appears many times. Seven is used 735 times in the Holy Bible. In the Book of Revelation, seven is used 54 times.
What is the significance of the number seven in the Bible?
It has had significance in almost every major religion. In the Old Testament the world was created in six days and God rested on the seventh, creating the basis of the seven-day-week we use to this day. In the New Testament the number seven symbolizes the unity of the four corners of the Earth with the Holy Trinity.