Sally, a Christian, laments having an abortion years ago. “I know the Lord has forgiven me, but I just can’t forgive myself.” What would you say to her?
Maybe you yourself have struggled with “self-forgiveness” and wonder how to deal with feelings of guilt. Why is self-forgiveness such an attractive notion? What, if anything, does the Bible say about it?
Robert D. Jones identifies five possible assumptions behind the longing for self-forgiveness. In the process, he pinpoints a deeper problem—and a deeper solution to ongoing guilt. By dispelling a number of misconceptions, Jones clears the path to a joyful realization of complete forgiveness in Christ.
About the Author
Robert D. Jones, MDiv, DMin, was a pastor for twenty years and now serves as a biblical counseling professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a visiting professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of the book Uprooting Anger; the minibooks Angry at God?; Forgiveness; Bad Memories; Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job; and Restoring Your Broken Marriage.
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Year: 2000