Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins:…
I recollect in Martin Luther's life that he saw, in one of the Romish churches, a picture of the Pope, and the cardinals, and bishops, and priests, and monks, and friars, all on board a ship. They were all safe, every one of them. As for the laity, poor wretches, they were struggling in the sea, and many of them drowning. Only those were saved to whom the good men in the ship were so kind as to hand out a rope or a plank. That is not our Lord's teaching; His blood is shed "for many," and not for the few. He is not the Christ of a caste, or a class, but the Christ of all conditions of men. His blood is shed for many sinners, that their sins may be remitted.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: