New Testament  
Gospel according to Luke
The healing of a paralytic

Luke 5, 17-26

The impression of an argument about  Jesus’ authority is given here.
Jesus’ forgiveness of sins and his acting for well-being happens by the decisive  power of the Lord given to him, this means by the Spirit of God.

In these “Jesus-events” everybody experiences God. Therefore Jesus is no blasphemer but the Son of Man who is authorized by God who has also appeared as the Saviour of the lost. That’s why there is a praise for God at the end.

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