There are many Bible narratives involving forgiveness.  From these stories it is clear that God advocates forgiveness as a way of life.   In our modern age however, forgiveness is a forgotten art.

Bible characters such as king David who committed adultery and murder sincerely repented and was forgiven by God.  In the New Testament Jesus gives a formula for dealing with people who harm us.  He says “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44).  There were many instances where sinners came to Jesus and received forgiveness from Him irrespective of the crimes they had committed.  People like Mary Magdalene, a notorious sex worker, who came to Jesus seven times for deliverance from her sex addiction.  Despite being a repeat offender, on the seventh atte