It may well be true that "Forgiveness sets you free." However, the idea of forgiveness as a psychological or emotional condition traces to 18th-century moral philosophy, not first-century Christian writings.
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Everyone is sure that the Bible is full of messages about forgiveness, but when it comes down to it, few people can identify exactly what the text actually says about it.
By Dick Staub
Religion News Service
How do I forgive those who have wronged me? Can I restore a relationship with someone who has deeply hurt me? Can...
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