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Rev. Wurmbrand to Concentration Camp Survivor Simon Wiesenthal: How to Love Your Enemies Even When They Are Nazis

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Most of us struggle with unforgiveness over what in the grand scheme of things are fairly minor offenses, truth be told. And yet minor as the offenses may be, the act of forgiving remains monumentally divine in each case. If we ever to learn how to forgive and love our enemies, we could do...

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Are You a Terrorist?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Our children learn that there are two kinds of people in the world: good people and bad people. Bad people, they learn, must always be defeated. Knights must defeat the dragon, Harry Potter must defeat Voldemort, and Batman must defeat the Joker. Children also learn, however, that good people...

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Reports of Christ's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Years ago, Mahatma Gandhi hit the nail on the head when he said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are nothing like your Christ.” Many Christians who hear this like to point the finger back at Gandhi. “Who said we need your approval?&rdquo...

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Forgiveness Is Like Surgery

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Very few people give Peter credit. In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter asks Jesus how many times a person should forgive their enemy. He suggests seven times. Jesus says seven times seventy-times (or, in some translations, seventy-seven times.) Peter, if anything, is taken aback. Most people write...

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Why Individuality, Tolerance and Respect Are All Wrong When It Comes to Forgiving and Reconciling

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There is a fine line between knowing one’s rights and feeling entitled. The sense of entitlement demands individuality, tolerance, and respect from others. It demands justice and fairness, measuring the action and motive of others with higher standards which we wrongly believe are already...

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Forgiveness is not earned but freely given

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As Christians we are commanded to forgive. In fact, if someone slaps us on the right cheek, we are to turn to them the other cheek also. The question is, however, are we selective with who we decide to forgive? Do we turn the other cheek for some people while others we are ready to slap right...

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How To Love Your Enemies: Let Your Body Lead And Your Brain Follow

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Christians sometimes say about their enemy, "I don't hate him anymore." But this is not what Jesus calls us to. Jesus doesn't say, "Don't hate your enemy." He says, "Love your enemy." Dr. Berhane Asmelash, Director of Release Eritrea and longtime friend, has been visiting us in Korea this...

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Video – Korea’s Only True Hope for Reunification

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

  Most people think that the reunification of North and South Korea is a political endeavor.  But for the past seventy years politicians and militaries have been unable to reunify the two Koreas.  The original Korean independence leaders had a very different opinion, but...

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