Matthew – the Gospel of Fulfillment – Chapter 9 Your Sins are Forgiven
Jesus made a bold statement and proclamation in this chapter when he said to a paralyzed man, “Take courage, My son, your sins are forgiven.” Now this caused quite a stir among the leaders of the Jewish faith, because only God can forgive sins. But Jesus asked them, what’s easier to do, tell someone their sins are forgiven (because how can it be proved) or to tell a paralyzed person to get up and walk? So to prove He has the authority to forgive sins, He then told the paralyzed man to get up, walk and take his mat home with him. And that’s just what the man did – his life was forever radically changed.
And Jesus can just as radically change yours too, no matter what the so-called religious experts may say or think.