How to confess sins?


#1

Hey all…

So, I haven’t been to confession in a while. Since then I’ve had a lot of issues with pornography. I want to confess my sins, but I’m unsure how much I need to go into regarding the pornography - it’s not all of the opposite sex, though I’m straight. I think I’ve relied on it to help with feeling lonely. So, anyway if I’m not struggling with SSA in my daily life, but behind closed doors I’m looking at that kind of stuff do I need to confess it as SSA or just “I’ve looked at pornography X times”?

Please pray for me too if you would.


#2

I would think you would just want to confess the pornography and associated lust that comes from it. If you feel something weighing on you, it’s always better to confess it than to not, but I’m confused from your post about why you watched same-sex material if you’re straight. Good luck with your struggles, I’ll keep you in my prayers.


#3

Okay, thank you.


#4

As long as their was no desire to engage in these acts externally, it is sufficient to confess that you watched pornography around so many times.

https://archive.org/stream/HandbookOfMoralTheology/Handbook%20Of%20Moral%20Theology#page/n133/mode/2up


#5

How to confess sins-

Romans 10:9-10

That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved

For with the heart a person believes resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation


#6

But didn’t Jesus give the Apostles the authority to bind and loose?

Hmm, I wonder what they’re binding and loosing


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