forgiveness of sins

See: absolution
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His struggles with devils amazed me ; and I wondered whether such a day as that, full of grace and the forgiveness of sins, never struck him as something to make him relent even towards devils.
She gulped down the Ode to Aphrodite during the Litany, keeping herself with difficulty from asking when Sappho lived, and what else she wrote worth reading, and contriving to come in punctually at the end with "the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the life everlastin'.
John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
We pray for the forgiveness of sins, salvation of souls, peace in our country, especially in Mindanao, and a greater respect for human life,' he said in an interview.
We argued elsewhere that this might be caused by the conflation of two different kinds of forgiveness, divine and interpersonal forgiveness: God alone offers the forgiveness of sins (the forgiveness of offenses against God), which, if received in remorse and repentance, allows sinners to enjoy a restored relationship with God, but people in forgiving others attempt to emulate God's offer of unconditional forgiving love without canceling the offender's sin (Kim & Enright, 2015).
The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name.
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.
Speaking from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis issued a plenary indulgence - the forgiveness of sins - for Catholics in hopes of spreading the Church's message of mercy in a world torn by war, poverty and extremist attacks.
When John the Baptist preached around the river Jordan he preached the need for repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Sinners recognize the action of the Cross that has already taken place, but they still need to respond with the action of repentance that leads to the action of God's forgiveness of sins.
Rather than understanding conversion as a punctiliar event to be followed by a merely symbolic baptism, Cross argues that New Testament conversion was a process involving, among other things, faith, repentance, forgiveness of sins, reception of the Holy Spirit, and baptism.
Everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins through His name (Acts 10:43).