How did our priests receive the power to forgive sins?
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]Confession* by the Early Church Fathers**
]Forgiveness of Sins
]The Fathers Know Best: Confessing to a Priest
]A Confession to Make by Tim Staples*
]God Is too Hot to Handle: Protestant Misconceptions about Confession by Jason Shanks
] Is Confession not necessary?