“If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (NIV)
These verses do not teach us that we earn God’s forgiveness by forgiving others but rather that we will forgive others. A Christian who does not forgive is not in line with the Gospel. The Gospel is about forgiveness and we proclaim the Gospel when we forgive. Are you proclaiming the Gospel today?