Full Pardon Refused
In the early 1800s, President Andrew Jackson issued a full pardon to George Wilson, a man sentenced to be hanged. Wilson refused it. But could he legally refuse the Presidents pardon? Supreme Court Justice John Marshall declared, “The value of the pardon depends upon its acceptance. If it is refused, it is no pardon. George Wilson must hang.”
And Wilson was hanged.
To pardon everyones sin, Christ shed His blood on the cross. The price was paid. But each individual must first receive this forgiveness.