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Authorized Representatives

In Sunday’s sermon we took up the topic of Absolution.

In it, I attempted to answer the “why” question: if our sins are totally and utterly forgiven by Christ on the cross (and they are), then why should the pastor—or indeed any Christian—stand in the Savior’s place and say, “In the stead and by the command of Jesus I forgive you…”

If you want to hear my response to that question, one that I have been asked on multiple occasions, I encourage you to listen to the sermon.

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