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Just wondering about your thoughts on this, I was listening to a protestant sermon online (I get bored a lot) And the preacher was talking about confession. He said, "It's not about telling God what he already knows (Referring to our confession) It's about coming to the point where you just feel so bad about it and think it was so evil! Then he said I hear people confessing and they confess common things like Oh I had a bad attitude or stuff like that, you should confess things you think are truly evil!" Your thoughts and arguments against this please! God Bless and Thanks!
Since Protestants do not have valid holy orders they cannot give a valid confession with absolution. While venial sins do not require the sacrament of reconciliation in order to be absolved they do however need to be confessed and repented of daily! If you dont in the case of venial sins you are liable to go to Purgatory where* "I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny."--Luke 12:59.* In the case of mortal sin if you do not repent you will be damned; "but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish"--Luke 13:3. * God, even though He knows our thoughts and our hearts, wants us to ask for His mercy. This is because we are called to have a relationship with Him and this is why He will not force His mercy upon us. The blind man had to extend his hand to Jesus in order to be healed. We must extend our heartfelt sorrow in order to be healed of sin and become reconciled with God.
*“Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.”—Matthew 7:7