Confess our sins to one another

ding

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James tells us that we are to confess our sins to one another.

James 5:16, "Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed."

The Catholics apply this verse by confessing our sins to the Priest. How do other Christian churches confess there sins to one another. Do other Christians churches confess there sins to one another?
 

ding

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Why do the Catholics disobey James by not confessing to one another?
We do confess our sins to one anther. We confess our sins to the Priest and the Priest confess their sins to another Priest.

How does your church confess their sins to one another?
 

mica

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James tells us that we are to confess our sins to one another.

James 5:16, "Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed."

The Catholics apply this verse by confessing our sins to the Priest. How do other Christian churches confess there sins to one another. Do other Christians churches confess there sins to one another?
do your priests confess their sins to you?
 
Would you confess you sins to anyone? Wouldn't that be a little foolish? Not everyone could be trusted. Not everyone would protect the confidentiality of what was shared with them.

I think you know that the precedent for the sacrament of Penance includes: John 20:23 - "Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Jesus didn't say this to everyone but only to that fearful inner group locked behind closed doors on the evening of Easter Sunday. The Church has applied this to ministers ordained through the Twelve Apostles and their successors.

Jesus established the Church upon the foundation of the Twelve Apostles and not on the foundation of the New Testament. The Spirit has led the Church through the centuries. The New Testament came from the Church.
 

Johan

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James tells us that we are to confess our sins to one another.

James 5:16, "Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed."

The Catholics apply this verse by confessing our sins to the Priest. How do other Christian churches confess there sins to one another. Do other Christians churches confess there sins to one another?
The context is about people in the church being physically ill and confession being part of the healing process. Nothing is said about any practice to regularly confess to a "priest".
 
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Nothing is said about any practice to regularly confess to a "priest".
Nothing is said about "Sola Scriptura" in the New Testament or the Bible. That's just a fiction that somebody made up. Scripture should not be used like a "paper Pope" subject to private interpretations. The Holy Spirit has been leading the Church of the Twelve Apostles since the first century. That Church practices seven sacraments: The Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation (Gifting of the Holy Spirit) , Marriage, Holy Orders (Ordination), Anointing of the Sick. Since the first century, the Holy Spirit has been leading the Church through the leadership of the ordained Bishops. Jesus Christ created One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church to be the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ. We should seek to have her to be healthy and fruitful.

We don't need anyone to create any more Christian Churches. Jesus Christ created One Church and that's all we need. Perhaps you have read where the Apostle Paul wrote about: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, one God and Father of All (Ephesians 4:5). There was Christian unity in the first century; there is Christian unity among angels and saints in heaven. Let us seek Christian unity now in service in obedience to the Great Commission.
 

Johan

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Nothing is said about "Sola Scriptura" in the New Testament or the Bible. That's just a fiction that somebody made up.
"Fiction" is precisely what I would call Catholic doctrine. This is yet another example of Catholic proof-texting, which is all that can be expected since your teachings are simply not found in the Word of God. It is all make-believe.
Scripture should not be used like a "paper Pope" subject to private interpretations.
The Bereans used the Scriptures to verify what Paul preached to them. They did not have to ask the Catholic "church" for permission for doing so.
The Holy Spirit has been leading the Church of the Twelve Apostles since the first century.
The Holy Spirit has been leading the church of believers from the beginning.
That Church practices seven sacraments: The Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation (Gifting of the Holy Spirit) , Marriage, Holy Orders (Ordination), Anointing of the Sick.
No, that would be the church of theological fiction that you are talking about here.
Since the first century, the Holy Spirit has been leading the Church through the leadership of the ordained Bishops. Jesus Christ created One, Holy, Apostolic and Catholic Church to be the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ.
However, the Catholic "church" is neither holy nor the bride of Christ. It is the tares sown among the wheat, preaching "a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all" (Gal 1:6–7).
We don't need anyone to create any more Christian Churches.
You seem to work under the assumption that the Catholic "church" is a Christian church. I do not.
 
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