http://bible.com/116/1jn.2.1-2.nlt My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
Only God has the power to forgive sins!
Man cannot forgive sins because he is full of sin himself.
Therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that you may find help in the time of need.
But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins (Mark 2:10).