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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Pardon

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The forgiveness of sins granted freely (Isaiah 43:25 ), readily (Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 86:5 ), abundantly (Isaiah 55:7; Romans 5:20 ). Pardon is an act of a sovereign, in pure sovereignty, granting simply a remission of the penalty due to sin, but securing neither honour nor reward to the pardoned. Justification (q.v.), on the other hand, is the act of a judge, and not of a sovereign, and includes pardon and, at the same time, a title to all the rewards and blessings promised in the covenant of life.

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Pardon'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/p/pardon.html. 1897.

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