Hi to all , and I see that many believers say that we are following Jesus , and if that is true , please explain John 20:22 and 23 ? In verse 19 , the CONTEXT are the disciples , and has anyone noticed that the Gospels are part of the Old Testament and Law related ? And verse 20 is also very controversial and will do a separate OP on it . Then in verse 22 , He breathed on them , and saith unto them , Receive ye the Holy Spirit . Here is the hard part for believers , verse 23 ; #1 , Whosoever sins ye REMIT , they are REMITTED unto them #2 , and whose soever SINS ye Retain ; #3 , They are Retained . If we follow Jesus , can we do this REMITTING ? Was this for the Jews ONLY ? Is this for today ? How is this REMITTING for Sins done then and HOW is it done today , if we are to follow Jesus ??