LISTEN: Biblical Character Development — Forgiveness, Part 4 (The Man In the Mirror #39 with Daniel Whyte III)

This podcast is directed to all young people, but primarily to young black men, young black women, and their parents. We are thankful for all the people who are standing up for justice and racial equality. But this podcast is about the man in the mirror.

What are you doing for the glory of God, to make life better for others, for your family, and for yourself? This podcast is about living life in such a way that it cuts back on the chance of being harassed or killed by the authorities or anyone else and helps you to live the good life of peace and joy.


In keeping with our theme of dealing with the man (or woman) in the mirror, we are going to continue discussing the building of important biblical character traits in your life. Today, we will continue looking at the quality of forgiveness from “The Power for True Success” by the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

— We are continuing with the Concepts to Understand Forgiveness

— Edifying the Body of Christ vs. cutting off believers

Paul explains that every believer is a member of the Body of Christ and that we are all connected one with another. Therefore, if we refuse to forgive a fellow believer, we are actually refusing to forgive ourselves.

This recognition of fellow believers as members of the Body of Christ is referred to in the passage on the Lord’s table. Those who violate this concept are not discerning the Lord’s body. First Corinthians 11:27-30 says, “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep (that is, die).”

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