Tuesday, May 18, 2004

John 20:21-23

He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

(John 20:21-23)

How do Protestants interpret this verse? I have never heard a Protestant explanation. I'm interested in hearing what they are.