The Pharisees were correct with their rhetorical question…
Luke 5:21b (HCSB)
“…Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Jesus Christ (who is God) came in the flesh 2,000 years ago in Palestine to be executed on the cross, where He suffered the deserved wrath for those sinners who repent and trust in Him. Three days later He rose from the dead gaining their salvation…
John 3:17-18 (HCSB)
“For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.”
The question we (Christians) must challenge the world with is…
Are you righteous, or are you a sinner?
Luke 5:32 (HCSB)
“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
I urge you to share Peter’s proclamation with everyone…
Acts 8:22 (HCSB)
“…repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.”
Godspeed, to the brethren!
FOLLOW theidolbabbler.com ON TWITTER!!Follow @theidolbabbler