Forgiving sins

Joh 20.23

When the risen Jesus appeared to his disciples, and said, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven”, he deliberately transferred the authority of the Temple and its priests to his disciples. It is not a matter of sheer democratization, though. Rather, it marked the re-constitution of the Temple which is now centered around Jesus.

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