The reason so many struggle with forgiveness is largely due to confusion about what true forgiveness is and how it is undertaken. No one can do something without correctly understanding precisely what it is they are supposed to do. The strong admonitions against unforgiveness in the Bible make it easy to incite fear in people, and wherever there is fear there is also confusion. Notwithstanding, it should be made clear that God expressly demands unconditional forgiveness from all His children and promises harsh punishment on those who refuse to forgive because forgiveness is a fundamental part of the love life. God warns ~ “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6.14-15).