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In other words, even if a minister or priest wants to forgive someone, they CANNOT if that person has no faith in Christ as Saviour.And likewise, no Lutheran minister or Catholic priest can deny forgiveness to someone who is trusting upon the blood of Jesus to forgive them. Blind dating augsburg I'm simply saying that forgiveness is out of the minister's or priest's hand.Only through faith alone in Christ can anyone be saved (John 14:6). If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; How arrogant! Not one Verse in the entire Word of God records anyone forgiving sin apart from Jesus Christ alone.If the Lord had given this power to the Apostles, then why isn't it recorded? The Lutheran minister and the Catholic priest arrogantly and sinfully proclaim that they have the "special power and right" to forgive sins; but they certainly do NOT.
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Clearly, we have been lied to by Lutheran ministers and Catholic Priests!Every believer is commanded by God to "forgive" (aphiemi) other's sins (Ephesians -32).The Bible speaks of "communion" in 1st Corinthians , "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the Thus, a person "participates" in the sin-cleansing blood of Jesus Christ through faith in Christ alone; and not, by works or the Lord's Supper.Paul was simply teaching the believers at Corinth that they were saved by the blood of Jesus, and were being hypocritical to partake of the Lord's supper while also eating meats offered to idols (partaking of idolatry).Jesus never commanded us to follow any man's teachings over the Word of God.