For believers in Jesus who think they can “not forgive” others. God will torture you. Here is the Bible verse.

Matthew 18:32-35 New King James Version (NKJV)

32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

The Most Terrifying Horror in a Person: Resentment and Unforgiveness

There is something that I have noticed in people (and in myself, duh!*) that is, by far, the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. 

It is unforgiveness and resentment.

Doesn’t sound that bad, does it?

But it is: unforgiveness and resentment are enough to destroy your very soul. 

This is God-awful terrifying, and oppressive, and overwhelming.

This is the worst thing I can think of. 

I can think of three people from my life, all now dead, who were the most miserable people I have ever met (other than myself, years ago—the link to my story is below).

The one, a woman, I knew through working as a CNA. The deadness, anger, negativity, unforgiveness, and resentment in what little was left of her soul are beyond the power of my words to adequately describe. 

Once, I gave her a Bible, and she literally threw it in the trash right in front of me.

When I went to her funeral and saw her body in the casket, I am not trying to be funny, her personality did not seem to have changed. 

Her resentment and evil, her presence, was awful to experience.

Two other people, old men, were the most angry, negative, miserable people. Always resentment coming out of their mouths.

All three of these people seemed to have the attitude that they had never sinned against anyone, but that many other people had sinned against them.

And then, of course, my own suicidal depression, brought on by my anger and unforgiveness and extreme resentment against those who had grievously sinned against me.

I am NOT talking about theory here!

In Matthew 18:32-35, God Himself promises to send “torturers” on people who do not forgive other people of all sins.

I have personally experienced this torture. It was called extreme fear, terrifying anxiety, soul-crushing despair, indescribable pain, and suicidal depression.

Some of us fools think we can can set ourselves up as the supreme judge of other people and hold their sins against them, ignoring our own sins that God has forgiven us.

But God will torment unbelievers forever in Hell for their sins.

And God will judge saved believers at the Great White Throne Judgment the for bad things they did, including the sins of unforgiveness and resentment.

Anger leads to unforgiveness, unforgiveness leads to resentment, resentment leads to terrifying painful, soul-crushing, “mental illness.”

This is the worst fate a human being can have on this earth, psychologically and spiritually. 

Unforgiveness and resentment will grind your soul into Hell on Earth in screaming, suffocating horror far beyond the ability of your mind to now imagine.

A lot of times people think that others are negative, but really what they are is resentful and unforgiving.

Worldly people say that we need to “let go.” 

I don’t believe that. 

We need to forgive. 

Time heals no one. 

Only forgiveness heals the soul.

If we can’t forgive, then we need to go to God in Jesus Christ and get help through his Holy Spirit to forgive—because you cannot live without forgiving.

If you live in unforgiveness and resentment, the life that you live will be a burning seething Hell of torment, fear, anxiety, depression, and despair.

Unforgiveness and resentment in a person is awful beyond words to describe.

Only in forgiveness can you be healed and free.

Forgiveness is not divine only.

It is absolutely ~necessary~ for people to forgive, Christian or not, saved or not.

If you do not forgive, you cannot live and enjoy life.

I do not care one bit what anyone else has done to you. I don’t care how awful or painful or terrible it was: if you do not forgive them 100% and persistently, forgiving them over and over, continually, your life will be seething pile of burning soul wreckage FAR WORSE than the abuse done to you.

Unforgiveness and resentment eventually result in anger, fear, anxiety, depression, despair, and possibly suicide.

God, who has forgiven you 100% in Christ, will NOT allow you to peacefully and happily go around with resentment towards others, or even against any one person. See Matthew 18:32-35 and before.

If you forgive, you will have JOY, if you do not forgive, your life will be some level of HELL on earth.

I am 100% sure of this.

Forgive everyone of everything, everyday, no exceptions.

And have peace and joy.

May Jesus bless you with His love, and His total forgiveness, and His ongoing forgiveness.

Curtis Smale


Unforgiveness is Contagious

I talked to a lady the other day, a stranger, and after a bit of conversation about the economy and growing up in tough financial circumstances, she told me of how she was violently and sexually abused by her father.

Like a contagious disease, I unconsciously caught her attitude of unforgiveness just by listening to her, and the next day I began suffering, thinking of how I would perpetrate justice against her father; and also against people who had wronged me.

Unforgiveness is contagious.

Stay away from people who radiate resentment and unforgiveness.

Warn people of the intense suffering they will experience if they do not forgive.

You can catch these awful spiritual and emotional diseases and suffer intensely from them.

Curtis Smale


The results of unforgiveness are among the worst suffering, if not the worst emotional suffering, you can possibly experience on earth. It is a foretaste of Hell and of the judgment of God. The Bible tells you ( that if you do not forgive, God Himself will send torturers upon you. These torturers do not wear a black hood and carry you to a dungeon. The torturers are resentment, fear, pain, despair, insanity, suicidal depression, excruciating agony, “mental illness” and suffering that is far beyond what most people who have not experienced it believe is possible.

The difficulty with this and the reason it is so tempting to not forgive is that people feel so absolutely justified in hating and resenting people who have egregiously and with full will caused them so much intense, excruciating, unimaginable, and long-lasting suffering, sometimes lasting decades, as, for example, the suffering that results from childhood abuse, whether it be sexual, violent, or psychological.

And yet forgiveness is the only way out of this hell on earth.

If people cannot forgive, they need to ask God, in Jesus’ Spirit, to help them forgive.

If you do not forgive, your suffering here will never end, and if you are an unbeliever, your suffering will never end, even in eternity.

It seems so damned unfair to first suffer excruciatingly from the sins of others perpetrated on us, whether sexual abuse or violent abuse or emotional abuse, and then to have to suffer again, even more intensely, from the results of not forgiving what was perpetrated against us.

But if you do not forgive, your suffering here will never end, and if you are an unbeliever, your suffering will not end, even after you die.

When we forgive, our intense suffering alleviates and disappears immediately.

But forgiveness is also a repetitive process: resentment and pain can return again and again if even a shred of unforgiveness persists against anyone, for anything.

Curtis Smale