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Mike Stone - The Awesome Power of Forgiveness

January 14, 2024

"Not forgiving someone else doesn't harm them in the slightest, but it plays havoc with us. . . . 
It is foolish for us to punish ourselves in the present because someone hurt us in the past."

Makow Disclaimer- There can be no forgiveness of evil unless the evil-doer fully repents. 
Forgiveness is evading responsibility to resist and punish evil. Do you really think Anthony Fauci, Donald "Operation Warp speed" Trump, George Soros, Fidelito, Klaws Swab, Bibi Netanyahu and Jacob Rothschild should be forgiven for their crimes against humanity? (except for Fauci, these people are all Jews)

by Mike Stone

Next to abstaining from sin, the most powerful thing a person can do to not only heal their own life, but also to help heal the planet is to practice the art of forgiveness.

The late author Louise Hay was wrong about a lot of things, but she was 100% right when it came to the subject of forgiveness. Louise credited the power of forgiveness in helping to heal her own cancer.

In her book The Power is Within You, she wrote, "No matter what avenue of spirituality you follow you will usually find that forgiveness is an enormous issue at any time, but most particularly when there is an illness. When we are ill we really need to look around and see who it is we need to forgive. And usually the very person who we think we will never forgive is the one we need to forgive the most. Not forgiving someone else doesn't harm them in the slightest, but it plays havoc with us. . . . It is foolish for us to punish ourselves in the present because someone hurt us in the past."

In the same way that abstaining from sin plays a major role in creating peace in the world, so does forgiving those who have wronged us. By forgiving others we not only heal our own hearts, we heal the world. How ridiculous is it to complain about the slaughter of innocent civilians in a time of war when we ourselves continue to wage war in our hearts by refusing to forgive others?

That old song lyric, "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me," is actually quite right. We've seen what happens when we depend on others to solve the world's problems - we get non-stop wars and the mass murder of children. Isn't it time we took matters into our own hands?

Forgiving others is actually quite easy. It costs nothing and requires us only to release any animosity or desire for revenge we hold towards another person. That it. That's all we have to do.

It doesn't mean not pressing charges if a crime has been committed, or not pursuing legal remedies to a situation, if such an action is called for. It merely means releasing the hate and hostility we hold.

Of course, while we're on the path of forgiving others, it's important to also forgive ourselves. In fact, resistance to forgiving others often stems from an inability to forgive ourselves.

Jesus Did It, So Can You

If Jesus could forgive His enemies from the cross, then who are we to not follow His example and do the same? What right do we have to expect God to forgive us when we refuse to forgive others? If you've ever said the Our Father prayer, then you know that one of the most important lines in it is, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." 

While we have an obligation to forgive anyone and everyone who has ever harmed us personally, we are not obligated, nor do we have the right to forgive those who have harmed God. 

Those who promote abortion, pornography, homosexuality, the molestation and mutilation of children, or any of a number of other sins are in direct opposition to God. They are God's enemies. We can pray for such people - for their conversion - and doing so is actually a good thing. But it's up to God to forgive them - if He chooses to. Personally, I wouldn't want to be in their shoes and risk suffering the wrath of God.

Practicing forgiveness and abstaining from sin requires one to seek peace from within. It's accessing power from inside, not dissipating one's energy outside in the physical  world. 

If you're experiencing any type of illness, then practicing forgiveness is mandatory. You simply won't heal while continuing to hold grudges and animosity towards others.

Between abstaining from sin and practicing the art of forgiveness, we possess tremendous personal power; power to heal our own lives and to heal the world. Indeed, one lone individual, abstaining from sin and practicing forgiveness can bring more peace to the world than a thousand politicians.
Mike Stone is the author of Teen Boy's Success Book: the Ultimate Self-Help Book for Boys; Everything You Need to Know to Become a Man:

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Comments for "Mike Stone - The Awesome Power of Forgiveness"

DAS said (January 15, 2024):

The light of day dispels the darkness. It is credible to venture there are a million would-be whistleblowers over time who have failed to expose evil. It is a sin of omission when you KNOW about falsifications and coverups and you looked the other way.

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

We ALL need to repent for our various sins. Example: the porn industry would collapse without millions of customers. That is the only way this nation can survive. God spared the city of Nineveh after the people had put on sack cloth and ashes.

Doug P said (January 15, 2024):

Forgiveness with the requirement or repentance is a non-optional part of Christianity. Without it, Christianity collapses into another statutory (stone age) religion such as Judaism or Islam.

JC said (January 15, 2024):

I absolutely agree with your disclaimer. IMO, the idea of unconditional forgiveness and unconditional love are absolutely unbiblical. Even God Himself cannot forgive someone who refuses to repent. "Should we help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?" (2 Chronicles 19:2). IMO, human beings by their actions can become "worthy of death" (Deut. 21:22). I don't think any sane person would say that individuals like Ted Bundy, Wayne Gacy, or Jeffrey Dahmer should be spared the death penalty.

RS said (January 14, 2024):

You're right. Fauci et al. should not be forgiven, unless they repent. If they do repent, they should be forgiven -- but they should still be prosecuted. Ted Bundy repented, but he was still executed. He even recognized himself that that was right.

Roshan said (January 14, 2024):

The following verses at the end of Chapter 5 entitled The Table, Allah (God, the Almighty) says
116 And when Allah says, ‘‘Isa (Jesus) son of Maryam! Did you say to people, “Take me and my mother as gods besides Allah?”’ he will say, ‘Glory be to You! It is not for me to say what I have no right to say! If I had said it, then You would have known it. You know what is in my self but I do not know what is in Your Self. You are the Knower of all unseen things.
117 I said to them nothing but what You ordered me to say: “Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” I was a witness against them as long as I remained among them, but when You took me back to You, You were the One watching over them. You are Witness of all things.
118 If You punish them, they are Your slaves. If you forgive them, You are the Almighty, the All-Wise.’
119 Allah will say, ‘This is the Day when the sincerity of the sincere will benefit them. They will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. That is the Great Victory.’
120 The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in them belongs to Allah. He has power over all things.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at