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What is the Biblical basis for confessing to a priest?
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Author:  Essential Sacrifice [ Tue May 17, 2022 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the Biblical basis for confessing to a priest?


I assume you believe that the New Testament is an elevation of Christian principles of faith...starting with the original text of salvation, the Old Testament. The translation/correlation from the priesthood in the Old to the priesthood in the New is simply following God's full plan of salvation. The New Testament fulfills, and further clarifies Old Testament teachings.

That being said, the books of Leviticus, Numbers, Exodus all have preeminent examples of the people of God going to the priest for forgiveness of sins. This going to the priest is carried over from the original followers of God, the Jews, because God instructed them to. (..see Aaron etc ... ) Every verse relayed to you so far from the New Testament is supported as an edifying example and elevation of an Old Testament verse.

I am supplying an excellent example of such Old and New Testament information that, if you are truly serious about the question you have posed, you will see the verification of the Catholic Church continuing to follow the faith of their Church and all in the name of explicit biblical reading/teaching. The big picture is harder to see if you don't have all the information which is why the Old Testament and its knowledge is invaluable, to initiate doctrine and allow the New Testament to flourish in expansion and fulfilment from the Old. ... n-priests/

Perhaps this helps

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