Quick question about "Simon the Sorcerer" story in Bible


#1

I read a critical argument of Catholic confession that points to the story of Simon the Sorcerer in Acts 8 as an example Peter pointed the sinner to pray to God for forgiveness. Would a Catholic in turn respond that is what effectively happens when in confession? (prayer to God)? I noticed SImon also asks Peter to pray for him, would you say that is also similar to what happens in confession (the priest prays for the sinner)? Thanks.


#2

Yes, Catholics pray to God in confession through the agency of His appointed minister.


#3

I just had to respond because our usernames are so similar. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve never heard someone connect that story to Confession, but it does make a certain amount of sense. I’ll have to give that some thought. :hmmm:


#4

Thanks!


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