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Paul was talking to a group of rather wayward Christians. He pointed out in the previous verse that he was glad they were grieved, not because they were grieved but because it was a godly grief. He then explains this type of grief leads to salvation. Sure some of the people in the church were saved but certainly not all of them. This is still speaking of ...


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Question Restatement: How is Jesus' declaration, to forgive sins, reconciled with the previous sacrificial system. If I understand this question, this question has multiple parts, (*I think): Was it necessary for Jesus to verbally state that they were forgiven, and if not, why did he do it? Jesus' authority to forgive sins; Whether the shedding of ...


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And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him [Christ], having forgiven us all our trespasses, Colossians 2:13 (ESV) The participial phrase "having forgiven" in the text shows that we are already forgiven by God the time he quickened us. This coheres with Romans 5:8: but God ...



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