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Does forgiveness require repentence? There is some dispute on the translation of the word “metanoeo” = repent and its relation to the forgiveness of sins found at salvation. In the Greek it meant to change ones mind. Some Christian denominations place an emphasis on repenting in order to have salvation and some place an emphasis on a change of mind that is ...


John 20:19-23 (NAB) Jesus sends his disciples (making them apostles) breathes on them, says receive the Holy Spirit then says who's sins you forgive are forgiven and who's sins you retain are retained. The question then is, how would the apostle know which sins to forgive and which ones to retain? Unless the repentant sinner told the Apostle which sins ...

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