How many trespasses should we forgive?
By Pastor Rune Enoe, Director of Theological Science
Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Many FALSE Christians read the above quote as if Jesus says you should forgive the unsaved trash 490 times. These peace-and-flowers hippie-Christians would like to think that Jesus tells you to forgive your transgressors for ever and ever.
But Jesus does not say “times” – in fact He Himself points out, “I say not unto thee, Until seven times but, Until seventy times seven.”
Jesus refers to the Prophecies of Daniel. In the Book of Daniel, the prophet speaks of “weeks of years” i.e. seven year intervals. The seventy times seven years are the period before Jesus returns to execute judgment upon the man of sin (the Pope) and other heretics (Dan.9:26-27; Mt.24:29ff; 2 Thes. 2:2-12; Rev.19:11-20:3).
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
A few chapters later, Jesus tells us that Daniel’s “abomination of desolation” shall mark the tribulation. After Daniel’s seventy seven-year “weeks” the glove is off and there’s no more Mr. Nice Guy.
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand)
Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Matthew 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Matthew 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Brethren and Sistren; For how long should should we tolerate unsaved scum? We are living in the end times and it won’t be long now before the seventy “weeks” are finished! Woe unto the heathens and false Christians. “Vengeance is mine; I will repay”, saith the Lord.