Mark 1:4-5; Mark 2:5; Mark 2:7; Mark 2:9-10

4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
5 And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
7 "Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?"
9 "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven '; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk '? 10 "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins "-He said to the paralytic,