Did Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins Indicate He Was God?

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ (2008):During antiquity, both rabbinical theologians and Greek theistic philosophers taught that God possesses certain prerogatives that belong only to Him. Rabbis insisted that one of those prerogatives is the forgiveness of sins, and Christian traditionalists later accepted this axiom. They therefore asserted that since Jesus claimed the authority to forgive sins, and only God can forgive sins, this indicates that … [Read more...]