Spiritblade Disciple wrote:Given what is said by Him in 20:23, my guess is that the priestly measure was given to them at that time.
So prior to Jesus breathing on them to receive the Holy Spirit, the disciples did not have ability to remit or retain people's sins?
Good question, Olindquist.
Right now I cannot think of any Scripture that would suggest that they did.
Thanks Spiritblade. Dake's comments on John 20:23 ties it to binding and loosing. In Mat. 16:18-19, Jesus said that when he builds His church, then He would give them the keys to the kingdom of heaven and then they would bind and loose. Very interesting.
Old Testament examples of people raised from the dead. Elijah must have been filled with the Holy Spirit for he raised a widow's son from the dead in 1 Kings 17:21-22, and in 2 Kings 4:35 he through the power of the Holy Spirit, brought back the son of a Shunammite woman.