Christians need to have a lifestyle of forgiveness toward others. Christians are to forgive others because: 1. The Bible tells us to forgive others (Ephesians 4:32); Matthew 6:12). 2. Christ has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32); 3. We forgive others for our sake; Forgiveness is hard, not easy (Luke 23:34). How we forgive others: 1. We ask God to forgive us of an unforgiving spirit (1 John 1:9); 2. We choose to forgive others. 3. Forgiveness is not based on feelings. Forgiving others gives us emotional and spiritual freedom.