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Why did Jesus say "Your sins are forgiven" to a paralyzed man? Why is this significant? The most significant verses in the entire Bible maybe!

[quote][big]Jesus tepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” 7 Then the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man. MAtthew 9[/big][/quote]
Pfuzylogic · M Best Comment
That pointed to Jesus as being God!
Carazaa · F
[@1168021,siRis] Very true! I know Jesus, He is stronger than Satan. This story proved He is God in the flesh!
[@889684,Carazaa] God has always empowered his creations *against* those who claimed to be God. He never contradicts himself. Case in point: Moses whom he empowered against the tyrannical Pharoah who claimed to be God. There's a reason why those pyramids still stand and why Pharoahs body still lies in the museum for many generations to ponder over until history will repeat itself again one more time in a spectacular display of truth against falsehood

There can only be One
Pfuzylogic · M
[@1168021,siRis] Jesus was never a creation but the Creator. As he said John 8:58
[quote]Before Abraham was born “I am”.[/quote]

Jean48 · 70-79, F
Faith brings forgiveness
Carazaa · F
[@1226745,Hamm3rtim3] Yes our sins are what is the real problem! Maybe the man thought about his sins, but I think he said it because anyone can say your sins are forgiven? But he wanted to prove it. He proved it by healing the sickness.
1490wayb · 56-60, M
[@889684,Carazaa] i believe it was for the benefit of the rabbis, synagogue leaders, and spies. yet another way to exhibit his legitimacy claiming to be the long awaited Messiah
Carazaa · F
[@1144409,1490wayb] Yes, He proved He is God, not only to them but to all of us right there.
FenixGears · 41-45, M
Jesus is King. He is the Resurrection and the Life. Hallelujah.
Carazaa · F
[@1192234,FenixGears] Yes He proved it right there that He is God, because only God can forgive sin!
FenixGears · 41-45, M
Absolutely! Praise the Lord!

 
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