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By: Ronnie Bray, Moroni Channel
England, United Kingdom
It has been posited that the forgiveness of sins is really an integral part of being forgiven.
If we consider that in many ways most of us are stricken, to either a greaterm or a lesser extent, then the notion makes good sense.
God's purpose displayed in the ministry of Jesus is the complete those parts of us that are either broken, sick, sinful, or in other ways less than perfect.
We can trust God, whatever we believe about the incidentals, that his purpose is to render us perfect, even as he is perfect.
Should we not properly consider sin to be sickness, especially when we yield to its enticings? And who is there with a pure heart that would not be healed of his propensity to sin?
May God heal us of our bodily ailments, our mental shortcomings and ailments, and make our spirits pure and whole at the same time.
We can see that this completeness of healing us holistically is the purpose of Jesus as he ministered among men, as the writer above has indicated. The whole of the process is contained in Matthew 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
And, behold, certain of the scribes [troublemakers and doubters] said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
Let us, then, be mindful of the fragility, not only of our brothers and sister's needs for healing and forgiveness, being closely connected, but particularly of our own.
May God bless us to rise to this understanding.
Honours Degree, Theology, Religious Studies
Leeds University - Leeds, West Yorkshire, England UK
Honours Graduate the Department of Theology & Religious Studies
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Since January 2000, Ronnie Bray has written in excess of 600 stories, articles, and essays. He is the Author of:
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