How do you forgive sins if you are a Baptist? Like, if a murderer wants the Lord to forgive him, he just asks for it and all is well? I am not expert on the bible, however, I know Jesus gave his Apostles the power to forgive sins on Pentecost. "the sins you forgive are forgiven and the sins you retain are retained...." What happened to that awesome power Jesus gave? I don't know...Did it just go away throught the ages or what?