Forgiveness is crucial for a right relationship with God. Forgiveness is the key for overcoming offenses of others, even sexual abuse. Forgiveness is the key for right relationships with others. You may have read many books and/or articles on forgiveness. But do you really understand forgiveness? Take this quiz and see for yourself. Get together with your friends and debate these questions.
A link to the aswers is provided below. But why not test yourself on all of the questions before reading any of the answers?
- Two facts about forgiveness that must be recognized to
understand Matthew 18:23-31 can be stated in a sentence.
Hint: Start your sentence "Neither servant . . ."
- In Matthew 18:29-31, provide a single word that
characterizes not only the king's forgiveness but also the
forgiveness that he expected of his forgiven servant.
- Using your answer to #2, the king's forgiveness of his
servant exemplifies God's
forgiveness as best taught in _______________ .
- Using your answer to #2, the forgiveness that the king
expected of his forgiven servant exemplifies what God
requires us to do as best taught in ______________ .
- In Ephesians 4:32, some versions translate with the
simple passive ("forgave"). Others use the English present
perfect ("has forgiven"). Although both translations
correctly reflect the aspect of the aorist tense, only one
is right. Which one?
- In Ephesians 4:32, what difference does it make how
we translate the verb for God's forgiveness ("forgave" or
- In Ephesians 4:32, where/how does the context show us
which translation ("forgave" or "has forgiven") is correct?
- In Ephesians 4:32, in what other place/way does the
context tell us which translation ("forgave" or "has
forgiven") is correct?
- In Mark 11:25, about half of our English translations
confuse the doctrines of forgiveness by adding a word that
is not in the Greek text. What is the Word?
- How does the added word of Question 9 confuse the
doctrines of forgiveness?