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Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? I’ve heard if someone does a PERFECT act of contrition they can be forgiven but that is apparently very unusual. Can someone please help? 

 

EDIT: When posting this like a day ago I forgot to ask a question, I know the conditions of a mortal sin must be done knowingly. but, would it be a mortal sin if you weren’t thinking that it offended God when you did it but afterwards had a thought that mabye that was mortal sin you commited but did NOT know WHY it was mortal? 

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All confession should be made directly to God.  1Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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9 minutes ago, Im0ne0ddC00kie said:

Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? Can someone please help? 

The only Priest you must go to (and you don't even need a car), is our High Priest Jesus Christ...

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (Heb 4:14)

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1Jn 1:8-9)

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
(1Ti 2:5)
 

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1 hour ago, Im0ne0ddC00kie said:

Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? I’ve heard if someone does a PERFECT act of contrition they can be forgiven but that is apparently very unusual. Can someone please help? 

Matthew 6:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [a]openly.

 

Luke 11:1-28 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Model Prayer

11 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our[a] Father [b]in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
[c]Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
[d]But deliver us from the evil one.”

Cheers

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A priest is a man.  The Bible says not to put your trust in man, but rather put your trust in God. 

the only place I can think of in the bible that speaks about confessing to someone else other than God is james 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

thats the kjv.  other versions use the word sin instead of fault.  In strongs its ref. number is 3900 and its the word paraptōma.  The scripture does not say confess to the elders so they may forgive them.  this scripture is really more for accountability and to humble you.  I do not think it would be good to do this with just anyone, it would have to be someone that you are close to, someone where strong bonds have been formed and a level of trust is developed.  Personally, based on what i know about the book/letter of James i do not think this is so much of a command that we must do to be forgiven of sins.  as Yowm pointed out, we have a Priest and there is no Higher Priest we can appeal too.  We really do not need a middle man to go to because when Christ was crucified the veil was torn in two, from top to bottom.  Matt 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

the significance of this is that previously only the priest was allowed to go into the Holy of Holies in the temple/tent and only once a year, because sin seperated man from God.  This veil being torn was symbolic of this old testament way of the temple being done away with.  And now we have no need to rituals. 

Act 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

The Spirit of God lives in US.  He knows our heart thru and thru, and He even knows our thoughts before we think them.  He knows when we repent and when we are sincere. 

If this does not make sense or more explination is needed, please quote my post and I will respond further. 

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13 hours ago, Im0ne0ddC00kie said:

Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? I’ve heard if someone does a PERFECT act of contrition they can be forgiven but that is apparently very unusual. Can someone please help? 

Hi, I take it you were raised Catholic.   No, you don't need to confess your sins to a priest.   And you don't need to do any perfect act of contrition.  When you confess your sins to God, believe on Christ as your own personal Savior...then you are totally forgiven and cleansed by the blood of Christ shed for us.    Always remember 1 John 1:9.

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12 hours ago, Cletus said:

A priest is a man.  The Bible says not to put your trust in man, but rather put your trust in God. 

the only place I can think of in the bible that speaks about confessing to someone else other than God is james 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

I believe James 5:16 is about getting others to pray for you to request that you will be strenghthened to avoid the weakness / sin..

I do not believe it is to be done with the idea of obtaining forgivness..

 

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18 hours ago, Im0ne0ddC00kie said:

Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? I’ve heard if someone does a PERFECT act of contrition they can be forgiven but that is apparently very unusual. Can someone please help? 

Great news! Jesus on the cross and in His resurrection made a way for you to go straight to Him, without people as your intermediaries, and when you trust Jesus for salvation, He forgives ALL your sin, instantly, immediately.

Because Jesus resurrected forever He can hear your salvation prayer today.

The Bible is filled with murderers and wicked people who committed what some people call "mortal sin" but were likewise, immediately forgiven. Today is the day for your salvation!

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20 hours ago, Im0ne0ddC00kie said:

Hi, I fear that I have commited a mortal sin. I really didn’t have the though of “I was committing a mortal sin” while I was doing it, the thought had really came after I did it. Anyway, my question is is it really nessasary to confess what I’ve done to a priest? I can’t drive yet and I really am uncomfortable with telling a priest. I realize I have sinned against God, I prayed to God asking Him for forgiveness. I’m really sorry for what I did and I will not do it again. Is it okay to go straight to God for forgiveness or do I have to go to a priest? I’ve heard if someone does a PERFECT act of contrition they can be forgiven but that is apparently very unusual. Can someone please help? 

 

EDIT: When posting this like a day ago I forgot to ask a question, I know the conditions of a mortal sin must be done knowingly. but, would it be a mortal sin if you weren’t thinking that it offended God when you did it but afterwards had a thought that mabye that was mortal sin you commited but did NOT know WHY it was mortal? 

 

Listen.......  when a person is caught up in something, they dont realize it.    In other words, if people KNEW they were deceived............Understand?

So, you are a person who has been raised to think about God, and Christ, and Christianity, in a way that God never intended.

And the problem for you is.        You have not yet come to the realization that your entire "church", is a man-made religion, that uses Jesus and Mary, and the "Host" and all these religious trapping to convince you that its Legitimate.    And its not.    So, your issue, is not mortal sin, your issue is that you belong to the most rich and  beautiful cult that has ever existed to control billions of people's minds.

Therefore, you have to deal with this, and find the Truth, so that by doing that you can forever escape all the "mental locks" that have been used on you, all your life.

Your church is not about "Jesus'..... Its about RELIGION., and it cunningly and deceitfully  uses all the right signs and symbols and words to make you think what you think.

And maybe you will have the courage and the strength and the will to find out that what i just told you is the Truth.

But if you dont, or if you wont....... then let me assure you of one thing........ The Blood of Jesus and the Grace of God, do not need your penance or your confession, to save you, or to keep you saved.

The blood of Jesus and the Grace of God, provide your salvation for you..........ALL of it, .........its a Gift, that you were given, when you Trusted in Christ, in your heart, to be your savior.

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