Mark 1:4-5; Mark 2:5; Mark 2:7; Mark 2:9-10
John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
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.
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
"Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?"
"Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven '; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk '?
"But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins "-He said to the paralytic,