The Unforgiving Servant
God will punish unforgiving person
Matt 18:33-35 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses).
God requires His children to be forgiving as He is forgiving (Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matt 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you).
This is rule of kingdom of God
If it is not obeyed there will be severe penalties to suffer somewhere, sometime.
the forgiveness must be "from you heart ", and not merely saying words.
God will punish an unforgiving person.
The "tormentors" may refer to the sufferings and troubles of this ;life that will come to God's children of, perchance , they do not forgive others.
Or, if the wicked servant is regarded as an unsaved man, they may refer to the pains of hell in the hereafter.
The parable cannot mean that a savaed person may lose his salvation if he does not forgive others.(Matt 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses).
And they will not be lost ( John 6:39-40 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 10:28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ).
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