Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: The word preached here is the greek word kataggellō and means: to announce, declare, promulgate, make known 2) to proclaim publicly, publish 3) to denounce, report, betray The word conveys the idea of making something known ! What is being made known or declared, or published to some is that they have by the grace of God, and through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, they have the forgiveness of all their sins ! Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; This is not an offer of forgiveness of sins that is contingent upon any conditions of men, not faith, not repentance, not water baptism, but solely upon the Blood of Christ shed on their behalf, the blood of the Covenant Matt 26:28 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The remission of sins is the same as the forgiveness of sins ! All those whom Christ died for, shed His Blood for have before the Justice of God, and His Holy Law, they have forgiveness of sins before they are even born into this world as sinners ! It has not been made known to them until they are born again from above and the Gospel of their Salvation is preached unto them !