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So what Jesus did WAS began in OT Traditions
3 Jn 20: 19-23 "On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, [PENTECOST] the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
You may wish to share Mt 10:1-4 which teaches Jesus sharing Godly Powers with HIS Apostles directly, precisely and exclusively
4 Then point out to your friend that everything that is in the Bible is there BECAUSE the HS wanted it to be taught and accepted
The difference in the OT priest and the NT Priest & sin forgiveness is that in the OT BEFORE Christ Passion Death and Resurrection & grace; those sins were covered over, NOT actually forgiven by the priest; which GOD accepted before grace because of their hardhearts
Now under Grace Rom 6:14-15, Jesus sends HIS Catholic Priest with the Power and authority to actually be able to FORGIVE SINS in HIS NAME [see also Mt 16:19]
WHY? Because He desires ALL to come to the Teachings of HIS TRUTHS. What is in the bible is there because GOD wants it there, wants it known, accepted and lived so that each soul actually CAN have TRUE inner peace; not possible under the Protestant reformation inventions.
5 Jn 17: 17-20 "[Sanctify THEM in the truth; thy word is truth.
As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. LITERALLY
And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.
NO OTHER CHURCH OR FAITH CAN MAKE THE CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE JESUS PERSONALLY AS THEIR WARRANTY OF TEACHING HIS TRUTHS AND PROVE IT
 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word
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