[quote=Ozzie]ACTS 10:43 “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”
ACTS 13:38 “Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,”
ACTS 26:18 “to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in
COL 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
When an unbeliever truns from unbelief to *belief *in Jesus Christ he receives forgiveness of ALL his sins. Forgeiveness of one’s sins is based on Sacrifice, not sacraments, redemption not rhetoric. It is through Christ, and Christ alone, the “Sin-bearer,” that ANYONE ever receives forgiveness of their sins.
Forgiveness of sins has nothing to do with being Protestant or Catholic. If a Protestant has not put his personal faith in Christ Jesus and what He accomplished FOR HIM on the cross, then he has not received forgiveness of sins. If a Catholic trusts in sacraments, rather than the cross of Christ only, then he has not received forgiveness of sins.
Please read John 3:14-18.
There is no other Biblical message.
I would totally go along with you Ozzie if you could show me that what you believe is not a 16th century innovation. If not, then you are just asking us to accept “tradtions of men” which our Lord prohibits.