By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil
This is an apt example of an argument which shows how innocent people could be misguided by quoting a sentence, and by hiding the truth shown in the very same chapter.
Let us look into this. A paralytic was brought to Jesus Christ by four men carrying him on a stretcher and lowered him through the roof. When He saw their faith, He said, As for you, your sins are forgiven. Then the scribes and Pharisees began to ask themselves, Who is this who speak blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins? (Luke 5:20-21)
From the above, what can we understand? The Jewish priests, during the time of Jesus Christ, believed that they were not given the authority to absolve sins (Which was a fact). So if Jude goes to them (the Jewish priests) and says that he committed a sin, what else could they say?
The apostles were given this authority (the authority to absolve ones sins) after His resurrection. This fact is hidden in their argument!
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