Other New Testament scriptures
bear witness that
the Apostolic Church
acknowledged the use of the power
to forgive sins.
Peter (said) to them, "Repent and be baptized, every
one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the
of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy
1 John 1:9
If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and
will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every
1 John 2:12
I am writing to you, children, because your sins have
been forgiven for his name's sake.