What is the Holy Confession?

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Holy Confession

One of the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) of the Orthodox Church

Holy Confession (or Repentance) is one of the holy mysteries (or sacraments) in the Orthodox Church, as well as many other Christian traditions. Through it, the penitent receives the divine forgiveness of Christ for any sins that are confessed. Confession is typically given to a Spiritual Father (usually a parish priest or monastic). Confession can be individual or general. The frequency of required confession (as well as whether or not general confession is permissible) can vary from parish to parish, and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The better is once a month or twice a month.

Confession In the Bible

Old Testament

“He shall confess his sin that he has committed. And he shall make full restitution for his wrong, adding a fifth to it and giving it to him to whom he did the wrong.” (Num. 5:7)

“Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the guilt of their fathers. While they stood in their places, they read from the book of the law of the LORD their God for a fourth of the day and spent another fourth of the day in confession and worship of the LORD their God.” (Nehemiah 9:2-3)

“And read out publicly this scroll which we send you, in the house of the LORD, on the feast day and during the days of assembly: ‘Justice is with the LORD, our God; and we today are flushed with shame, we men of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem, that we, with our kings and rulers and priests and prophets, and with our fathers, have sinned in the LORD’S sight and disobeyed him. We have Continue reading “What is the Holy Confession?”

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在受洗前要告解請求赦罪,還有領聖餐前也要向神父告解,請問在聖經哪裡有說明? Question about Holy Confession ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese

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在受洗前要告解請求赦罪,還有領聖餐前也要向神父告解,請問在聖經哪裡有說明?

問:

我聽說正教徒,在受洗前要告解請求赦罪,還有領聖餐前也要向神父告解,請問在聖經哪裡有說明?

我聽說正教徒,在受洗前要告解請求赦罪,還有領聖餐前也要向神父告解,請問在聖經哪裡有說明?我們都是直接向上帝告解,有何不對,難道上帝不能來赦罪嗎?一定要透過神父嗎?神父有比上帝大嗎?

答覆:

1.我們當然可以向神直接來祈禱,這是非常好的事情.

2.教會的聖事必須透過教會來執行,因為神的恩典並不是直接來自上帝,如同受洗我們不會叫神直接幫我們受洗,或者自己來受 洗,還有婚姻聖事也不是上帝直接來舉行,按立神職也不是上帝直接來行使。

也許你會問保羅不是直接看見神光經歷神,是的沒有錯,但請想想看保羅親自經歷神光的人,並沒有開創自己的教會,而是來到門徒與彼得見面得到門徒就是教會的認可。

3.神父當然不可能大過神,只要是人類就不可能大過神,連天使或魔鬼撒但都無法與神相比,有一點我必須解釋清楚,正教信徒從來沒有向神父認罪,這是一般人的誤解,神父是見證人並非上帝.如同你欠某人錢,此人答應你不用還錢,但口頭的答應,還是不夠必須把黑紙白字的借據撕毀才算數,才安心,這就是寬恕聖事必須透過教會來行使。

4.聖經記載在 馬太福音Matthew 3:6 ,馬可福音Mark 1:5 ,使徒行傳Acts 19:18, 原文字根(Strong number)1843 你可以去查神學字典,原文的意思是公開告解,這就當時準備受洗的人一一向施洗約翰公開告解個人的罪行.

來源:

http://theological.asia

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