Sunday, 12 March 2017

According to Matthew the very First words that Jesus uttered was "FORGIVE ME"



Matthew says -

Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented. (Matthew 3:15 )


However, Jesus's first words in the New Testament are not "Let it be so
now", rather the word used here is "Forgive me". The word used is "aphes"
meaning forgive me. How do we know this? In the Lord's prayer in Matthew
6:12 reads:

"And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."

The word used here is aphes, meaning forgive.
Also in Luke 11:4 -

"Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us."

Again, the word used here is aphes, therefore Jesus's first words ever
spoken in the New Testament according to Matthew is "forgive me", God is asking John the Baptist for forgiveness.

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In short if you read from context  people from Jerusalem and all of judea would come to John the Baptist  confessing their sins whilst getting baptised by him. Jesus also appeared to John the Baptist to get baptised. Though John the Baptist was hesitant to baptise him, "Jesus said forgive me it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented."  So Jesus asking forgiveness goes perfectly well with the context. John preached repent and performed baptism, Jesus repented by asking forgiveness and was baptised!. 

This says a lot for a man who was supposed to be the redeemer taking away the sins of mankind, yet Matthew tells us he himself asked forgiveness and was a sinners.

How absurd!.


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