Book of Mark : The One Who Forgives

Book of mark comic gospel about how jesus healed the paralytic and the pharisee is angry

And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them,“Why do you question these things in your hearts?”

Mark 2:5-8 ESV


Over the previous event we have seen how Jesus had the authority over demon and sickness, and here we see that Jesus’ authority is way beyond that. He has the authority to forgive someone’s trespasses. And this event also shows that Jesus’ main priority for this world is not a mere healing of physical body, but something more grave, the healing of heart.

I guess it’s not hard to get this logic

God forgives sin

Jesus forgives sin

Jesus = God ?

Even I who’s math logic is horrible can tell this equation ;) Pity that it’s hard for the Scribes to see this fact.

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