Melissa Scott Wescott Christian Center

August 23, 2011

Forgiveness of by Pastor Melissa Scott

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And so the same words, we have here “in Him to us the redemption in the blood of Him.” This aspirate at the end makes it “of Him,” or “His blood.” “Forgiveness of,” and the same word, not “sins” — “transgressions.” Now it seems like we should all know the word for “sin.” We should all know that word. Right? Hamartia, that is the word we look at to quell and quiet the world that simply refuses to believe that it is a picture of everybody. It’s a picture of fallen Adam. We all fall short. In fact, if you look up this word, the key definition is “to fall short, to miss the mark.” There isn’t one person on the face of the earth who does not stand under this word hamartia. But Paul’s not using that here.

If you read through, he says, “In whom we have,” apolutrosin, “redemption through the blood of Him.” And where do we have “sins”? Do you see anywhere where it says hamartia? No, because the word Paul used is a strange word: paraptomaton. Wait a minute. You know what’s coming, don’t you?

And so the same words, we have here “in Him to us the redemption in the blood of Him.” This aspirate at the end makes it “of Him,” or “His blood.” “Forgiveness of,” and the same word, not “sins” — “transgressions.” Now it seems like we should all know the word for “sin.” We should all know that word. Right? Hamartia, that is the word we look at to quell and quiet the world that simply refuses to believe that it is a picture of everybody. It’s a picture of fallen Adam. We all fall short. In fact, if you look up this word, the key definition is “to fall short, to miss the mark.” There isn’t one person on the face of the earth who does not stand under this word hamartia. But Paul’s not using that here.

If you read through, he says, “In whom we have,” apolutrosin, “redemption through the blood of Him.” And where do we have “sins”? Do you see anywhere where it says hamartia? No, because the word Paul used is a strange word: paraptomaton. Wait a minute. You know what’s coming, don’t you? I want you to remember these words. They are words that should be ingrained in our brains. In English, parap, and the end looks like “tomato,” tomaton. Okay, this word is not hamartia; it is equal in value, but being used here as the word trespass.

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