20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he [GOD] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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Are you aware of the origins of the confession both?
The confessional booth origins? The Catholic church has made a historical practice of dominating, controlling and micro managing every aspect of the spiritual life of their members they possibly can, usurping the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Yeah, I hear that old saying all the time from Catholics, claiming the RCC is the “Only true church”, and of course it isn’t, nor was it the first church.
You may or may not know I am a former Catholic. I left the Catholic religion many years ago.
I didn’t know Tony. But glad you left. Many Catholics have, as well, but there are many who seem to be indoctrinated for life. We still need to pray for them to come out from bondage.
The Catholic church has a saying. Give me a child until the age of 6 and I’ll have his mind for life
That’s called brainwashing, and it’s not just the Catholic church that uses that method of mind control. Thank God, there is a way out through the truth of Jesus if and only if, people seek after it.