Do we receive forgiveness of sins if the pastor is an unbeliever?

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Yes, we do. For even though the good will of God is that the pastor be a believer, in receiving the absolution, we must not think of the pastor’s faith and the condition of his heart, but must rather concentrate on the words of absolution and believe them. For because of his call, a pastor does not represent his own person, but Christ.

2 Tim. 2:9: The Word of God is not bound.