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4 years ago  ::  Mar 08, 2012 - 7:15PM #11
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IMHO, The "Lutherans" made a Mistake in rejecting "Confession" as a "Sacrament" ...

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 08, 2012 - 7:34PM #12
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It's not all that clear if the Lutherans at the time of the Reformation considered confession a sacrament or not. The Apology of the Augsburg Confession seem to indicate that it was: “[M]ost people in our churches frequently use the Sacraments (Absolution and the Lord’s Supper) during the year” (Article 11; McCain 2005, 156).

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 09, 2012 - 12:18PM #13
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In the "model prayer" given by our Lord to his followers (aka "Lord's Prayer"), therein lies is a true "confession" implied agreement with God that we continue to "fall short"...sin.

Matthew 6: 9-15 (KJV)...JESUS: the "model prayer for his followers

After this manner therefore pray ye:

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts (trespasses / sins / spiritual short comings) , as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil (one):
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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