Does the Church have the power and authority to forgive your sins?

“There is no offense, however serious, that Church cannot forgive.”, Catholic Catechism, Pg. 256, #982

“By Christ’s will, the Church posseses the power to forgive sins of the baptized…”, Pg. 257, #986

“Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?”, Mark 2:7

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”, Ephesians 4:32

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”, Hebrews 4:16

This verse LOUDLY proclaims that forgiveness of sins comes from God’s throne, not the Church…

“Indeed bishops who are their successors, and priests, the bishops’ collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry. Indeed bishops and priests, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, have the power to forgive all sins “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”, Pg. 255, #1461

“The Church must be able to forgive all penitents their offenses, even if they should sin until the last moment of their lives.” , Pg. 255, #979

The psalmist went straight to God:

“I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”, Psalm 32:5

“Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.”, Psalm 25:18

And also in Psalm 51.

God never called us to go through a church for forgiveness.

Psalm 86:5, Colossians 3:13

Why then would the Catholic Church INSIST that forgiveness of sins is ONLY available through her?

“Were there no forgiveness of sins in the Church, there would be no hope of life to come or eternal liberation. Let us thank God who has given his Church such a gift.”, Pg. 256, #983

The Bible I read teaches is to look to Jesus for our salvation and forgiveness…the Catholic Church once again is in conflict with your Bible!

You are in bondage to the Catholic Church if you call yourself Catholic…whether you think so or not!

The BIBLE or the Catholic Church…which side will you choose?

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