repentant sinner. The other key represents the power to not forgive the sins of the non-repentant sinner (excommunication).
ORDINATION – In liturgical churches, the sacrament of ordination is the conferring of power upon deacons and priests. In evangelical churches, ordination is an act of consecration, not conferring power. A person who is ordained has the endorsement of the church to administer the sacraments. Ordination is portrayed by hands being placed upon a person’s head or a priest’s stole.
PENANCE – The act of punishing oneself for sins committed. The symbol for penance is a whip.