And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed (Acts 13:28 ESV) The Jews found no guilt worthy of death in Jesus, yet they asked Paul to have Him crucified. There are two significant aspects of guilt essential to understand here. Guilt is the state or
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me (Acts 26:18 KJV) Jesus gave Paul the mandate above for his ministry, to open the
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14 KJV) We have redemption in Christ. Paul contextualizes redemption in the New Testament in the verse above. He begins by noting we have been redeemed through the blood of Christ. He further clarifies the details or meaning of the redemption
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? (Matthew 18:32–33, KJV) Human relationships are complicated, whether friend-friend, husband-wife, parent-child, boss-employee,
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Isa. 1:18 KJV) The LORD Himself made the statement above. He invites backslidden Israel to have an honest conversation with Him.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye (Col. 3:13 KJV) As long as you are still living on earth, you will be called again and again to either give or receive forgiveness. You will either give or receive
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matt. 26:28 KJV). The word “remission” is used in the KJV version of the Bible for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus made the statement above during the last supper. His states that His blood was being shed
” . . . bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Col. 3:13 NKJ) Forgiveness in itself carries tremendous power to bring freedom to the one who forgives, but the power to forgive often seems to be