Confession

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Confession
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2010-02-12 01:12:08
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The Biblical roots of Confession
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  1. Leviticus 5:5-6
    CONFESS YOUR SINS TO MEN

    When you realize your guilt in any of these, you shall confess the sin that you have committed. And you shall bring to the Lord, as your penalty for the sin that you have committed, a female from the flock, a sheep or a goat, as a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement on your behalf for your sin.

    Hebrews 10:1 Since the law (Old Testament) has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make perfect those approaches
  2. 1 John 1:9
    CONFESS YOUR SINS TO MEN

    If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  3. James 5: 16
    CONFESS YOUR SINS TO MEN

    Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
  4. Can men forgive sins?
    No. Only God has the power to forgive sins, but he exercises this power through men.
  5. Mark 2:7
    CAN MEN FORGIVE SINS?

    Why does this fellow speak in this way? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?
  6. Matthew 9:1-8
    CAN MEN FORGIVE SINS?

    And just then some people were carrying a paralysed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic. "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven." Then some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, "Why do yo think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven', or to say, 'Stand up and walk'? But so that you may know that the Son of man has the authority on earth to forgive sins"--he then said to the paralytic-- "Stand up, take your bed and go to your home." And he stood up and went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
  7. John 20:21-23
    INSTITUTED BY CHRIST

    Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you". When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained

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