REMISSION OF SINS Mt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of Mr 1:4 repentance for the remission of sins.a Lu 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,b And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the Lu 3:3 baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; Lu 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Ac 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Ro 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;c d Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. The Commandment of Christ gives direct and unchangeable command of what one must do to be born again, and without repentance and obedience to be immersed for the remission of sins is to not repect the Commandments 0f Jesus Christ. To follow what men and their traditions teach is to fail to obey God. Apostle Peter commanded, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). What do you say and do? Ephesians 4:5 says “there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …” Most denominations reject the Word of Christ, because they made their own way and laws, which does not follow the Way of Christ. What say you? 4. a. for: or, unto 77. b. by: or, for 25. c. set forth: or, foreordained d. remission: or, passing over Barnes Notes Acts 2:38 --- Baptism is expressive of a willingness to be pardoned through the atonement of Christ; and a solemn declaration of our conviction that there is no other way of remission. He who comes to be baptized, comes with a professed conviction that he is a sinner, that there is no other way of mercy but in the gospel, and with a professed willingness to comply with the terms of salvation, and receive it as it is offered through Jesus Christ. Robertson's Word Studies Luke 3:3 - The baptism of repentance unto remission of sins} (baptisma metanoias eis afesin hamartiwn). The same phrase as in #Mr 1:4, which see for discussion of these important words. The word remission (afesis) "occurs in Luke more frequently than in all the other New Testament writers combined" (Vincent). In medical writers it is used for the relaxing of disease. Vincent's Word Studies Luke 3:3 -- For (eiv). Better as Rev., unto, denoting the destination of the rite. Remission (afesin). See on Jas. v. 15. The word occurs in Luke more frequently than in all other New Testament writers combined. Used in medical language of the relaxation of disease. Both Luke and John use the kindred verb ajfihmi, in the same sense. Luke 4: 39; John 4: 52. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Sins are remitted when the offender is treated as though the offense had never been committed. Remission is restricted to the penalty, while forgiveness refers more particularly to the person, although it may be used also of the sin itself. Remission also is used of offenses against God's law; forgiveness, against either divine or human law. King James Dictionary Remission From remitto, to send back. 1. Abatement; relaxation; moderation; as the remission of extreme rigor. 2. Abatement; diminution of intensity; as the remission of the sun's heat; the remission of cold; the remission of close study or of labor. 3. Release; discharge or relinquishment of a claim or right; as the remission of a tax or duty. 4. In medicine, abatement; a temporary subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as distinguished from intermission, in which the disease leaves the patient entirely for a time. 5. Forgiveness; pardon; that is, the giving up of the punishment due to a crime; as the remission of sins. Matt. 26. Heb. 9. J.W. McGarvey’s Commentary on Acts 2:38 Jesus says, "This is my blood of the new covenant, shed for many for the remission of sins," eis aphesin hamartion. It is impossible to doubt that the clause here means in order to the remission of sins. In this case it expresses the object for which something is to be done; in the passage we are discussing, it expresses the object for which something is commanded to be done: the grammatical and logical construction is the same in both cases, and, therefore, the meaning is the same. Men are to repent and be immersed in order to the attainment of the same blessing for which the blood of Jesus was shed. The propitiation through his blood was in order to the offer of pardon, while repentance and immersion are enjoined by Peter upon his hearers, in order to the attainment of pardon of their past. Who do you obey, men or the Holy Spirit?