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Freely Flows Forgiveness
FOREWORD

Why write a book on forgiveness? One would think many volumes have already been written on the subject. This is not, in fact, the case. Whilst it is true that many articles have been published yet a full treatment of the subject is rare. Man may not realise it but he has an inbuilt resistance to forgiveness. Forgiveness can be a very humiliating thing. No forgiveness is realised as such -in experience - without repentance preceding it. Hence our discomforture concerning forgiveness.

At the same time forgiveness, ie. the receiving of forgiveness is a gloriously liberating experience. It assures us of God's love and His acceptance of us. It sets us free in life to live in simple honesty.

For this reason the writer of this book urges, even pleads with, his reader to give himself earnestly to the subject. For those who do not take easily to reasoned argumentation he suggests commencing at Chapter Six (p.22), so avoiding the detailed basis of the subject. Nevertheless he asks that the reader return later to the preliminary material to read it thoroughly.

In our audio- and video-age we have things made easy for us. We are a tactile people, knowing only that which touches our senses. The plea here is for a little holy sweat, an application of the mind, with also the heart, in giving time and thought to this magnificent subject.

Try to understand the book and its theme, even if the writer seems wordy, abstruse and overly abstract in his reasoning.

To be forgiven, as to forgive others, is a thrilling matter. To know the subject, as well as to experience it, is one of the most rewarding events of our human life and existence.

Geoffrey C. Bingham

Coromandel, 1981

 

Title: Freely Flows Forgiveness

Geoffrey Bingham

by Rev. Geoffrey Bingham

Subject: Forgiveness

Book Code: 061, LFS 2

Pages: 83 pp, Book

Pub. Date: 1981

ISBN: 0 94985 141 8

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