Forgiveness

Forgiveness
Freedom
ἄφεσις (aphesis)
G859

A compound word: “from-letting” [Concordant Keyword Concordance]) meaning “freedom.” Ultimate freedom from sin is far more than the traditional “forgiveness” or “pardon.” These are rooted in guilt. The followers of religion seek to obtain forgiveness through some means – concerted effort, confessions, prayers, penance, resolutions, etc. What Paul taught went well beyond “forgiveness.” The revelation given to him involved “justification,” which instead of being rooted in guilt, is rooted in righteousness.

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