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Forgiving Is a Christian Way of Liv
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By James Pemberton
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Forgiving Is a Christian Way of Living…


If you can’t forgive your brother. 

What good is your Christianity?

Without “love in action…”

 All is meaningless and vanity!


If for your brother…  You’re unwilling

 to “go the extra mile…”

What good is it to go to church and

“pretend to wear a smile?”


Whether you’ve memorized scripture.

 Or can sing 100 gospel songs…

It doesn’t mean anything…  If you keep a record

 of  your brother’s wrongs.


When you stand before God on that

 great judgement day.

What will your answer be?

 What will you say?


Are you going to live by the

 gospel that Jesus taught?

Will you love and forgive

 others as  you ought?


Christ died and gave his all for

 people like me and you…

With the sacrifice he’s given…

 What are you going to do?


Loving and forgiving those who’ve

 wronged us is a difficult task.

Obeying God’s commands…

 Is this too much to ask?


A life of true victory and freedom

 is your decision.

It starts with looking at others

 with God’s “20/20 vision…”


By Jim Pemberton

(c) 2009

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Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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