How Can Believers Remit Sins?

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Q. How Can believers remit Sins 

A. Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.  John 20:20-24

Jesus said that the believer could remit sins. Just how do we remit sins?

The answer is found in the ministry of those who went about preaching the gospel and actually remitted sin’s. Let’s start at the beginning with Jesus command to preach the gospel. “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:46-48).

Did the apostle’s obey Jesus and where were sins remitted? At Jerusalem, the day salvation (God) came to the upper room sins were remitted. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (God). (Acts 2:37-39).

That day three thousand got saved, as we say. Sins were remitted through water baptism in Jesus name, the only way of saving souls in the New Testament church. Folks who were baptised into the name were considered to be “Christian.” When a Jew for example got baptised he was no longer considered by his natural family to be part of his family, he was viewed as one who was dead. His baptism indicated that he had become a member of the family of Jesus or “people of the way,” later called “Christians”

Just as circumcision made a Jew, a Jew, Baptism made a Jew or a Gentile, a Christian. Baptism is New Testament circumcision!

The word “Remit” or “remission” means “to send away.” This power had the apostles through the act of baptism. It is God alone who has all power to save and transform a life, the apostles had authority by Jesus to baptise into his name. “Jesus” forgives, we just baptise! We perform the baptismal duty to make disciples but it is God who makes them his! (Mark 16:15,16 and Matt 28:19).

This post is taken from PaulbThomas.net


  1. nightshade130 Avatar

    Amen. I love that distinction you made between what we are responsible for and what God is able to do to bring our redemption to its full completedness. We Baptize and Jesus Forgives. Remission of our sins – sending away our sins so that we can now wear new garments, clothed in righteousness and garments of praise – the full package of transformation and renewal. We become a new creation in Christ. Putting away the old things and taking on the new which is Salvations full package of redemption in a nutshell. What a wonderful post!God Bless you Paul.Sherline. 😀

  2. lamehousewife Avatar

    absolution does wonders…God bless, brother…

  3. Pastor Philip Roman Avatar

    This puts righteousness into perspective for many. Good word!Be Blessed!

  4. Paul Avatar

    Thats good, I’ll make a note of that. The Lord bless you Pastor Phil

  5. Paul Avatar

    New clothes…. I like it!..thats a message all by itself!…..

  6. Purified Daughter (Casandra) Avatar
    Purified Daughter (Casandra)

    Brother Paul, you can preach in my building anyday…Now, this will stop all of that using baptism like its apart of some ritual or cult duty. I really dont see many other religions baptizing like I see the Baptist. I often wonder are they doing it because of the cause you listed above or because it is their mandate under their name?When people realize that to be baptized does not mean its a duty or to make us wet, but it is actually our new SPIRITUAL GARMENT then they will begin to go deep down in the water (HOLY SPIRIT) more often… The Baptism is really to clothe you in your proper Spiritual Garments, so after the baptism or the fitting of your new Spiritual Wardrobe, then you should also come up and be carrying all the other spiritual garments as well… Galatians 5:22-23,] “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Bless you Brother Paul and keep the Fire Burning! I love it…

  7. Paul Avatar

    My sister, great to see you online and commenting on my blog…. true the baptism clothes us with God’s robe of righteousness….(JN 3:15)…better than any New York collection wouldnt you say?

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