One of the great distinctions about Jesus and other Rabbis or teachers of religious law is that he offered forgiveness. This became a point of contention for those that wanted to silence Jesus and squelch his influence. Jesus is God and only God can forgive. God willingly forgave people and that forgiveness is still as relevant today as it was then, We all need forgiveness today and thank God it’s here in Jesus.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.