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Angelica, Suor
is forgiven by the Virgin Mary for ill-considered suicide. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Suor Angelica, Westerman, 364]
Bishop of Digne
character who forgives Jean Valjean when latter steals the bishop’s valuables. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Christ
forgives man for his sins. [Christianity: Misc.]
fatted
calf killed to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:23]
Matthias
of his brother, for twenty years’ false imprisonment. [Ger. Opera: Kienzl, The Evangelist, Westerman, 264]
Melibee
shepherd who pardons his enemies. [Br. Lit.: Canter-bury Tales, “Tale of Melibee”]
Myriel, Bishop
saintly cleric befriends Jean Valjean after the latter steals his candlesticks. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo Les Misérables]
Porgy
of Bess’s promiscuity with Crown. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 555]
prodigal son
received with open arms by loving father. [N.T.: Luke 15:20–21]
Tannhäuser
unexpectedly absolved by the Pope for sinning in the Venusberg. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
Timberlane, Cass
receives Jinny after her extramarital venture. [Am. Lit.: Cass Timberlane]
Titus Roman
emperor pardons those attempting his destruction. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Westerman, 100–101]
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This survey suggests that within a population of mostly adolescent and millennial evangelical Christians, they frequently recognize sound doctrine concerning events accompanying salvation, including the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit as a seal to salvation, forgiveness of sins, adoption into the family of God, placement within the universal church, and regeneration to a new person who can defeat sin.
Luke concludes his Gospel narrative with Jesus' final instructions to his apostles: "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem" (vv 46-47).
The mission of the Church is to preach repentance to all nations for the forgiveness of sins. And Jesus' expectation of His disciples is clear: 'You are witnesses of these things.' They have witnessed His death and His victory; they were His companions in His teaching and ministry.
The Senate should pray to God for forgiveness of sins. President Buhari is a man after God's heart.
Today, baptism means something particular to many Christians: The ritual is an outward sign of the welcoming of people into the church and of God's forgiveness of sins. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God." But in presuming that because this is what baptism is, this is also what baptism has always meant, we make a Sixth Sense-ish error.
God has put the world square with himself through Jesus, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins.
"Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
Emotional scenes were witnessed when Maulana Muhammad Ibrahim prayed to the Almighty for forgiveness of sins, freeing country from prevailing chaos, setting aside differences and making Pakistan a strong and stable welfare state with trembling voice and tears in his eyes.
The Holy Bible in the book of Luke 24:46-47 tells us, "the Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name".
It is clear that according to Matthew's Gospel, Jesus came to "save his people from their sins" (1:21), to "give his life as a ransom for many" (20:28), to have his blood "poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins" (26:28).
We argued elsewhere that this might be caused by the conflation of two different kinds of forgiveness, divine and interpersonal forgiveness: God alone offers the forgiveness of sins (the forgiveness of offenses against God), which, if received in remorse and repentance, allows sinners to enjoy a restored relationship with God, but people in forgiving others attempt to emulate God's offer of unconditional forgiving love without canceling the offender's sin (Kim & Enright, 2015).
"To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."