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What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 am
by Christian2
John 20: 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 After saying this, He breathed on them and said,[d] “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Surely these Scriptures do not mean we can forgive and retain the sins of others. After all, we are all sinners.

Thank you.

Re: What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:31 am
by Philip
Christian2, that is a great question! Read this: https://www.gotquestions.org/John-20-23.html

Re: What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:39 am
by Christian2
Philip wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:31 am
Christian2, that is a great question! Read this: https://www.gotquestions.org/John-20-23.html
Good article. Thank you.

Re: What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:02 am
by Blessed
Jesus was talking to his 12 Apostles correct .. ?

Re: What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:29 am
by Philip
Blessed: Jesus was talking to his 12 Apostles correct .. ?
In John 20:23, yes.

Re: What does John 20:23 mean?

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 am
by B. W.
Greetings all,

For most of you know me as B. W. here on this forum. I have helped many of you on this forum in many different ways. Some, I helped save their marriages and falling into adultery. Others, from suicidal thoughts. Others have mentioned to me how they have been strengthened in his or faith and helping with advice and praying thru tragic and difficult times. Others have mentioned how I helped them gain understanding in what it means to be a Christian. There have been visitors coming on line to this forum and become born again as evidenced from many privet messages, personal emails, and comments by many visitors, members, and past members.

Despite this, the face of the forum has changed. With that and much sadness I decided to resign as moderator as well as participating here. I hold no ill will against anyone here. So, do not think that.

If you would like to contact me or have questions concerning any post here, feel free to email me at:

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God bless and with that I ask the Lord to bless this forum and the folks on it. In Jesus Name…


Sincerely – Bryan W Melvin