Contributed by Don Baggett on Apr 9, 2010
Forgiveness is not an option for the Christian, it is a command. There are good and bad consequences when we forgive, and when we fail to forgive.
Jesus had just given some detailed instructions about how to deal with a person who does you wrong. In v18, He says that heaven will back the person up who follows these instructions.
This brought a question to the disciples' minds, and as usually was the case, Peter was the spokesman for them,