Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Forgiving versus Condoning

So, I did a little bit of research.


A search online and a look at a dictionary reveal that Forgiveness IS SYNONYMOUS with condoning.



But a search asking if forgiveness is the same as condoning reveals multiple results that say Forgiveness IS NOT condoning.




I've been so confused about this topic for so long.



So:::: the two terms ARE synonymous but they mean different things or something and can't be looked at as the same things?


I just looked up the definition of "synonymous".


That word means that two words have the same meaning in the same language.



So::::: dictionaries/thesauruses say that forgiveness and condoning are synonymous, essentially that they have the same meaning,


while supposed experts who write articles on the subject say they are two different things?


I am kind of confused about this.



To me, it seems like there's a faction of humans who want to say forgiveness is purely an emotional state where an offender will still have to suffer punishment anyway, which is not what I understood from looking at the Bible.




Even if God forgives you, you will still go to hell anyway huh?


Does that make ANY SENSE at all??? No!



Anyway.  It's just really confusing.


The two words are considered synonymous, yet also considered to be two different things ---- which makes zero sense.

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