Paragraph 1441

1441. Only God forgives sins.39Since he is the Son of God, Jesus says of himself, “The Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” and exercises this divine power: “Your sins are forgiven.”40Further, by virtue of his divine authority he gives this power to men to exercise in his name.41


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

91. How did the two wills of the incarnate Word cooperate?

434. “Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16).

499. Why are artificial insemination and artificial fertilization immoral?

335. What are the effects of the sacrament of Holy Orders?

362. What is eternal happiness?

428. Are all called to Christian holiness?

417. Is such a law perceived by everyone?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How can we flee the appearances of evil, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:22?

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?

What is the River of Life and the Tree of Life mentioned in Revelation 22:1-5 and what is their importance to the promise of eternal life?

How does the story of Judith, in particular, the episode of her cunning in Judith 11:1-16, teach us survival strategies in difficult times, according to the Bible?

What does Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit as a comforter mean, according to John 14:26?

What is the importance of fellowship with Christ according to 1 Corinthians 1:9?

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?