The Deity of Christ Revealed
In the LORD’S Forgiveness of Sin
The Jewish leaders understood that none but God could forgive sin. So when this man called Jesus, this perfect God Man, forgave sins in their midst — they understood clearly that He was affirming His deity, and His co-equality with the Father. This infuriated them; they hated Him as a result, accused Him of blasphemy, and sought to kill Him. Remember this the next time a cultist comes knocking on your door, preaching a false gospel, especially one that denies the true deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Daniel 9:7-9 “O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us the shame of our faces, as it is this day to the men of Judah, and to those living in Jerusalem, and to all Israel, who are near and who are afar through all the lands where You have driven them for their unfaithfulness which they have done against You. 8 O Lord, shame of face belongs to us, to our kings, to our rulers and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You. 9 TO THE LORD OUR GOD BELONG MERCIES AND PARDONS [FORGIVENESS], for we have rebelled against Him.”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, FORGIVING INIQUITY and passing by the transgression of the remnant of His possession? He does not make strong His anger forever, for He delights in grace. 19 He will return to pity us; He will subdue our iniquities. Yea, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
Mark 2:5-12 :And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, Child, your sins are forgiven to you. 6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7 Why does this one speak blasphemies this way? WHO IS ABLE TO FORGIVE SINS, EXCEPT ONE, GOD? 8 And instantly knowing in His spirit that they reasoned this way within themselves, Jesus said to them, Why do you reason these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier? To say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven to you, or to say, Rise up and take your cot and walk? 10 But that you may know that THE SON OF MAN HAS AUTHORITY TO FORGIVE SINS on the earth, He said to the paralytic, 11 I say to you, Rise up and take up your cot and go to your house. 12 And at once he rose up. And taking his cot, he went out before all, so as all to be astonished and glorified God, saying, Never did we see it this way.