Who are the Seven churches in Revelations?
OK If revelations is for the latter days like most people think then who are these churches today and what one is your church? There are seven spirits that go to thee churches and Jesus is telling the story of what he finds in these churches he does not like if anyone can more
Originally posted by God4me
Originally posted by Faith_at_Large
Jesus said that they could "remit" their sins. Or retain them.
You cannot make a doctrine out of one scripture.
What Jesus meant in Jn 20: 23, Is, When a repentant person receives Jesus as Lord and saviour, We can tell them that Jesus has remited their sins, Compare Jn 21: 23 with Lk 24: 47.
The remission of sins goes with the repenting, Not the Ministers remiting the sins.
Where else in the Bible do you find that Ministers can remit sins??.
You are clueless, g4. That answer does not make sense and just proves that you will do anything to cling to your man-made traditions.
You would have been on the side of the others who thought it was blasphemy for Jesus to forgive sins.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, [Thy] sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
After the resurrection, Jesus hands the authority that he had received from the Father to the Apostles.
John 20:21 As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.
Paul says, "All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:18)
Matthew 18:18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Did Jesus say, Whenever I bind or loose something on earth... you tell them I did? No. That's silly. Not only is it silly, but it goes against your Sola Scriptura bunk. Jesus said, whatever you bind or loose on earth...
As the Father sent me, so I send you.
"Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ." - Thomas Merton