Holden First Baptist

816-732-4222

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601 S. Market

Holden MO 64040

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FROM THE PASTOR

Romans 4:7-8 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

Who has the power to pardon another? In our nation I don’t have the power to pardon someone who has committed a crime. I certainly cannot pardon myself if I commit a crime. It is only a properly elected official in our government who has that power. Mayors, Governors, and the President can pardon crimes on the city, state, and national level.

Who has the power to pardon sins that tear against the very fabric of the universe itself? The order of creation is a weighty thing, no human agency has the power to speak forgiveness for sins against it. There is only one who does. He is the one who made all of creation and sustains it with His might and power. If you have not turned to Him for your pardon, why not? If you have, be thankful for the price He paid to buy you your pardon. The blood of Christ is the most precious thing in the world, yet our Lord did not hold back from offering it for our salvation.

Praise be to God, our redeemer!

Pastor Josh