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The answer is clearly found in Deuteronomy 30 which is referenced by Paul in Romans 10. And how was Abraham declared righteous? Romans said we are justified the same way Abraham was and that the gospel was preached to Abraham before hand. I encourage you to seek this out and you will see the gospel and the blood of Christ from Genesis to Revelation.


It was different. They looked at Jesus through the symbols and shadows of the sacrifice, nevertheless that is all they were symbols and shadows of the "Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" John 1:29 They were forgiven on credit, while we look back to His sacrifice are forgiven as He now intercedes with us before the Father as the ...


The answer to your question is further on in the chapter. Hebrews 10:11-14 ESV And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be ...


Christians only have the authority to forgive sin directed at themselves, the individual, as someone answered above Jesus says we must forgive those who have sinned against us or else God will not forgive us. When it comes to forgiving sin against others not ourselves only God, Jesus and the person who has been sinned against has the authority to forgive the ...


The sacrament of confession (or penance or reconcilliation) was not specifically instituted by any of the Gospels. However, all four Gospels address the forgiveness of sin and the sacrament is entirely consistent with what Jesus is purported to have said and done. This is evidenced not only by John 20:22-23, but on the other Gospel accounts of Jesus ...


Forgiveness comes before reconciliation, that is you should forgive a person and being agreed upon that forgiveness, before reconciliation can come into being. If there is no forgiveness, how can a person reconcile with the other person?

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