Thursday, January 05, 2006

The forgiveness of Sins

Do I need to confess?

Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38). We receive forgiveness of sins from the merits of the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary. In the Church, Christ left us two means of receiving forgiveness - one is Baptism. So Peter wrote, "Baptism which is prefigured, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet 3:21). For sins committed after baptism, a different sacrament is needed. Continue reading...

Posted by Jeneview Lasrado

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