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Forgiveness: Learn to forgive, live better.

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  • Forgiveness

    1. 1. Allan Kardec Spiritist Society of Massachusetts
    2. 2. 661. May one effectively ask God to forgive one’s sins?
    3. 3. 661. May one effectively ask God to forgive one’s sins?“God knows how to discern between good and evil; prayer does not hide sins.Those who ask God to forgive their sins do notreceive it unless they change their conduct. Good deeds are the best prayers, for deeds are worth more than words.”
    4. 4. New King James Translation
    5. 5. “For if you forgive men theirtrespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 5:48 New King James Translation
    6. 6. Adapted from Emmanuel
    7. 7. Forgivness & Evolution Adapted from Emmanuel
    8. 8. Forgivness & Evolution Adapted from Emmanuel
    9. 9. Forgivness & EvolutionForgiveness is the best vaccine against the hate disease. Adapted from Emmanuel
    10. 10. Forgivness & EvolutionForgiveness is the best vaccine against the hate disease. Forgiveness is the best peace formula. Adapted from Emmanuel
    11. 11. Forgivness & EvolutionForgiveness is the best vaccine against the hate disease. Forgiveness is the best peace formula. Forgiveness generates the greatest profit. Adapted from Emmanuel
    12. 12. Forgivness & EvolutionForgiveness is the best vaccine against the hate disease. Forgiveness is the best peace formula. Forgiveness generates the greatest profit. Forgive others and sleep in peace. Adapted from Emmanuel
    13. 13. Contradictions about forgiveness? (Spirits’ Book - q. 764 - 765)
    14. 14. Source: Spirits’ Book by Allan Kardec
    15. 15. 764. Jesus said: “Whoever kills by the sword shall perish by the sword”. Don’t these words represent the consecration of the penalty of retaliation? And isn’t the deathimposed on the murderer an application of this penalty? Source: Spirits’ Book by Allan Kardec
    16. 16. 764. Jesus said: “Whoever kills by the sword shall perish by the sword”. Don’t these words represent the consecration of the penalty of retaliation? And isn’t the death imposed on the murderer an application of this penalty?Be careful! You are as mistaken about these words as you are about many others. The penalty ofretaliation is the justice of God; it is God Itself who applies it. You all suffer this penalty at everymoment, because you are punished wherein you have sinned either in this life or in another.Those who have caused their fellow humans to suffer will be in a situation in which theythemselves will suffer in a similar manner. This is the meaning of Jesus’ words. Didn’t he ask you to“Forgive your enemies”? And didn’t he teach you to ask God to forgive your offenses as you yourselfforgive, that is, in the same proportion in which you yourself have forgiven? Understand this well.” Source: Spirits’ Book by Allan Kardec
    17. 17. 765.What about the death penalty imposed in the name of God? “It is equivalent to taking God’s place in the practice of justice. Those who act thus reveal how far they are from actually understanding anything about God, and how much they still have to expiate.The death penalty is a crime where it is applied in the name of God, and those who do so will be responsible for such murders.”
    18. 18. Divine Justice
    19. 19. Divine Justice“Based on divine justice of reincarnation, by killing criminals, instead of helpingthem serve a sentence that allows for reflection and correction of life; it would cut them the opportunity to progress, and - most seriously - it represents a cruel act of vengeance against any principles from Christ” Forgiveness
    20. 20. Forgiveness
    21. 21. 918. By what signs can we recognize in individuals the real progress that will raise them within the spirit hierarchy?
    22. 22. “They are not vindictive: following Jesus’ example, they forgiveoffenses and only remember benefits, because they know that they will be forgiven as they have forgiven”
    23. 23. “They are not vindictive: following Jesus’ example, they forgiveoffenses and only remember benefits, because they know that they will be forgiven as they have forgiven”
    24. 24. Kai Leigh HarriottA true forgiveness story Boston 2003
    25. 25. Forgiveness and Moral Progress
    26. 26. Forgiveness and Moral Progress“Forgiving one’s enemies is to ask forgiveness for oneself; forgivingone’s friends is to give them proof of friendship; forgiving offenses is to show that one has become better.Therefore, my friends, forgive so that God may forgive you...” Apostle Paul (Lyon, 1861) - Gospel According to Spiritism Chap XX Item 15
    27. 27. How about those we solicit forgiveness?
    28. 28. 295. What sentiment do thosewhom we have wronged in thisworld, experience after death?
    29. 29. 295. What sentiment do thosewhom we have wronged in thisworld, experience after death? “If they are good, they forgive you according to your repentance. If they are evil, they may hold onto their resentment, and at times even pursue you in another existence. God can allow this as a chastisement.”
    30. 30. 295. What sentiment do thosewhom we have wronged in thisworld, experience after death? s e esss n ln e u v f i t g e r g o r “If they are good, they forgive you F o t f according to your repentance. If they n o i s are evil, they may hold onto their resentment, and at times even pursue you in another existence. God can allow this as a chastisement.”
    31. 31. Main Takeaway’s
    32. 32. Main Takeaway’s“Benevolence towards everyone, indulgence towards the imperfections of others and forgiveness for offenses” True meaning of Charity
    33. 33. Main Takeaway’s“Benevolence towards everyone, indulgence towards the imperfections of others and forgiveness for offenses” True meaning of Charity “By learning to forgive, we earn the freedom and opportunity to serve. It’s indispensable to forget the evil so that goodwill can be conducted.”
    34. 34. “By cultivating forgiveness and humility, we learned that only love saves and edifies forevermore”
    35. 35. “By cultivating forgiveness and humility, we learned that only love saves and edifies forevermore”
    36. 36. True Lessons of Forgiveness “By cultivating forgiveness and humility, we learned that only love saves and edifies forevermore” Andre Luiz In the Greater World

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