Weathers have you ever read Hebrews 7?
[color=darkred:1j9csw6l][b:1j9csw6l]23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who isholy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself[/b:1j9csw6l][/color:1j9csw6l]
Notce how Jesus did away with sacrificial priests because He is our intercessor? In fact Peter tells us all believers are now priests Biblically
speaking. But your church takes John 20:23 and with a little twisting of it comes up with the unbelievable interpretation of Men speak as Christ’s representative at confessions.
you then say:
[quote:1j9csw6l] Ron,I assume you went to confession in your 30 or so years as being a Catholic(which you told me),what radical movement made you drift from the truth and go on the side road?? [/quote:1j9csw6l]
I thought I answered this – I didn’t leave the truth, only as you put it, but actually found out the truth by Scriptures (As Romans says faith comes by hearing the word – chapter 10 and it has the power to save vs 1:16)
As John tells the readers in Chapter 8:vs 31+32 -[color=darkred:1j9csw6l][b:1j9csw6l]Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [/b:1j9csw6l][/color:1j9csw6l]
Notice I give you the verses, not my interpretation. It speaks for itself.
Or I could show you this as well -[color=darkred:1j9csw6l][quote:1j9csw6l] And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues[/quote:1j9csw6l][/color:1j9csw6l]