October 7, 2015
In our text, religious leaders question Jesus’ authority to forgive sins. They rightfully acknowledge that only God can forgive sins. They further acknowledge that if a human being claims the right to be able to forgive sins, then that person is committing blasphemy. Jesus’ humanity is not questioned. The possibility that he was God in the flesh never occurred to them. This often happens in our world. Jesus is viewed as human but not as God. Even now some question if Jesus ever existed. Others believe Jesus was simply a human being and nothing more. Like the religious leaders, if Jesus can forgive sin then he is so much more than a human being. He is God! Turn to Jesus. Allow him to heal you spiritually. Only God can forgive sins.