The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses - On Forgiveness Summary & Analysis

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Lewis begins by pointing out that many people blindly believe aspects of the Christian faith. For instance, many people recite the apostle's creed without a thought to the word or meaning. If this is the case, why do Christians believe in forgiveness? Largely, Christians believe that God forgives without exception.

However, Lewis states that few people seek true forgiveness. Instead, they seek for God to accept this excuse for their sin. Other times, a believer takes partial blame, but offers an excuse for the ultimate outcome, sin, and the supplicator fails to actually ask for forgiveness from the Almighty.

Lewis tells the listener that excuses, rarely useful in real life, also get nowhere with God. He has heard them all before. Here Lewis uses a doctor's visit as a metaphor. If a patient suffers from a broken arm, explaining to the doctor that...

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