Who has Power to Forgive Sins?
Samenvatting: Christ's claim to be Saviour; His death as a sacrifice for sin. Those who trust Him receive forgiveness and reconciliation with God. Written for Moslems, but useable elsewhere for those with some knowledge of Christian concepts.
|Thema:||Jesus, the Saviour|
Dit script dient als basis voor de vertaling en het maken van opnames in een andere taal. Het moet aangepast worden aan de verschillende talen en culturen om het zo relevant mogelijk te maken. Sommige termen en begrippen moeten verder uitgelegd worden of zelfs weggelaten worden binnen bepaalde culturen.
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Who but God has the power to forgive sins? This is the question asked by the Jews* when the Lord Jesus said to a poor paralyzed man, "Son, your sins be forgiven you." The Lord Jesus is the Saviour of sinners. His holy name, Jesus, means "Saviour", and He Himself said that He came "to seek and to save those who were lost." He came to give His life a ransom for many.** All who have repented of their sins and believed in Jesus have been forgiven. They know that instead of perishing for their sins they have everlasting life as a free gift from God.
How can anyone know in this life that his sins are forgiven and that he has everlasting life? You will all agree that the Lord Jesus never told lies. And in the Gospel Jesus said, "Truly, truly I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life."
We are under the penalty of eternal death because we are sinners. But this condition can be changed. When we are troubled over our sins, and when we really want power to live a new life, this is God's message for us. The Lord Jesus Christ, in wonderful love, has died to be the sacrifice for sinners. We may trust Him. We may trust in these words of His, "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." In another place the Bible says, "Your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake."
We may praise the Lord Jesus that we know He does not lie. We can all prove His words and find that He can take away our sins and give us power to live the Christian life.
Repent of your sins. Trust the Saviour. He said, "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." Therefore, if you come directly to Him and trust in Him, He will certainly receive you.
Hear these words from the Gospel: "For it pleased God the Father that all fullness should dwell in Jesus His Son. So that, having made peace for us through the blood of His cross, He should reconcile all things unto Himself by Jesus. By Jesus, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in heaven. And you who were at one time alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight."
*or religious leaders. ** if time permits add Acts 13:38
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GRN has recorded a version of this script in 77 languages and dialects:
Arabic, Sudanese: Khartoum;
Logorik: Tallau ;
Maranao: Lake Lanao;
Zapotec, Ocotlan: Santiago Apostol;