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The release from guilt, obligation or punishment that was due because of sin.

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According to Catholicism, what is the difference between forgiveness and release from punishment?

The first thing to note is that forgiveness of a sin is separate from punishment for the sin. Through sacramental confession we obtain forgiveness, but we aren't let off the hook as far as punishment ...
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Do Christians have the power to condemn?

It is recorded in the Gospel of John that after Jesus's death and resurrection, he appeared to the disciples and said the following: On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples ...
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According to Arminian Protestants, who can forgive sin or withhold forgiveness?

"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld." (John 20:23) The Power of the Keys is a Catholic (and, IIUC, Lutheran) ...
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What is the biblical argument for forgiveness ruling out punishment for grievous crimes?

It seems to me that most Christians today think that forgiveness of grievous crimes implies lack of punishment of the criminal. To my knowledge (by far complete, to be sure) of the New Testament, ...
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Methodists: How to be forgiven of habitual sin?

According to Methodist Protestant Christians, if I acknowledge my sin, ask in private prayer for Christ's forgiveness. Am I forgiven? And what do I do if I'm dealing with a habitual sin that keeps on ...
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