Pope: Catholics May Now Confess Directly to God Without a Priest Present

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BIN: A Vatican tribunal issued a notice last week stating that due to the pandemic, Catholics need not meet with a priest to be given absolution for their sins.

“This Apostolic Penitentiary holds that, especially in places most impacted by the pandemic contagion and until the phenomenon subsides, there are cases of grave necessity” meeting the criteria for general absolution, the notice about confession said.

The Apostolic Penitentiary, is chiefly a tribunal of mercy, responsible for issues relating to the forgiveness of sins in the Catholic Church. Read More …

Opinion:

The New Covenant

Believe in Jesus John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

What Must I Do To Be Saved? Acts 16:31 “So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.

Eternal Security John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand.

Nowhere in the New Covenant does it call for a priest to be an intercessor. That’s because we have direct access to God, through the Cross of Jesus Christ.

“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom…”

(Matthew 27:50-51)

What do we receive because the temple veil was torn in two?

  • Free and unrestricted access to God the Father, through Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:15
  • The opportunity to see God’s glory revealed in all the earth. John 11:40; Philippians 2:9-11
  • The assurance that this is all made possible by God’s grace in Christ alone. Acts 20:24; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8-10

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9