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Acts 10:43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Acts 8:22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.
Church continues in this fashion to encourage people to continue in their non-righteous behavior with fellow persons in the society. Thus, have them collected around the Church. It appears from the observation that Church in reality does not want faithful to practice righteousness in their life. Church created an impression in the minds of followers that by praying and subsequently giving a confession at Church their sins will be forgotten by god and that they will be pardoned. Thus, they continued to preach on these lines to garner more support from the gentry who always wanted that type of concession for their wrong doings. However, in the original teachings Jesus has clearly told that god will punish those who do wrong to others and help the wrong doers. This shows how Church continued to deviate from the original message of Jesus. Because of this misleading message that, the Church often spreads among the believers. People continue to indulge in wrong doings and their spiritual progress stalled. Unfortunately, The Church continues to mislead people to these days.
Whereas, repentance is not possible when you have done wrong knowingly and if you have done wrong unknowingly then repentance is not required. God of Jesus shall do what you do to others. This means there is no possibility of repentance but only punishment as per sayings of Jesus in many quotes. Jesus says he has come with sword to punish those who want to betray God. Therefore, there is no possibility of any pardon if you commit wrong knowingly. [Mathew 10:34]
In scripture Act, there is clue to how a separate religion in the name of Jesus emerged. [Act:6:1 - 6:7]
Acts 6:1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews [That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because, their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. [Most Jews from Hellenistic group primarily converted to Jesus and therefore, most gospels are in Greek and later in Latin. They did not contribute to use Hebrew.]
Acts 6:2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and they said, “It would not be right, for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.
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