The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 1:16

TRUTH Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. Back to Part 1 Index.

SALVATION: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

16. The priest forgives sin as a judge [RC Catechism 1442, 1461].

1442 Christ has willed that in her prayer and life and action his whole Church should be the sign and instrument of the forgiveness and reconciliation that he acquired for us at the price of his blood. But he entrusted the exercise of the power of absolution to the apostolic ministry which he charged with the "ministry of reconciliation."42 The apostle is sent out "on behalf of Christ" with "God making his appeal" through him and pleading: "Be reconciled to God."43

42 2 Cor 5:18.
43 2 Cor 5:20.

1461 Since Christ entrusted to his apostles the ministry of reconciliation,65 bishops who are their successors, and priests, the bishops’ collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry. Indeed bishops and priests, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, have the power to forgive all sins "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

65 Cf. In 20:23; 2 Cor 5:18.

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

No one can forgive sin but God alone (Mark 2:7).

7  Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? ~ Mark 2:7

Soli Deo Gloria

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