Apology if I’m wrong, but I have a hunch that the author’s reference to the immaculate conception is actually intended to mean virgin birth. In Catholic teaching, this is not what it means. The immaculate conception is the doctrine that Mary, mother of God, was conceived free of original sin. A difficult concept in an age which does not recognise sin (original or any other kind), but no more or less difficult to believe in than virgin birth, I guess.
Hi Georgina, being an article in an Australian newspaper, I thought you lived in Australia. Now I see that you reside in the UK.
No matter what country one resists in, God’s Word, in the Bible, is the same.
Only Jesus can forgive sin. This is because he died for our sins on the Cross on Good Friday and was resurrected on Easter Sunday morning. Jesus is ALIVE. He hears you when you pray or speak to him.
If you look up in the New Testament, 1 John 1:9
“ If we confess our sins to God, He can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sin away “.
This is the truth, clear and simple. Trust in God’s Word alone. It’s called putting your trust in Jesus, God’s only Son. It’s all you need. It really is that simple.
God be with you Georgina and your husband and children. Grow together in Christ and experience great joy, peace and forgiveness and SALVATION , ie, Eternal Life.( all of us, except Jesus are sinners).
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