Catholic Confession – “Four Reasons To Confess to a priest” by Catholic Speaker Ken Yasinski

By | September 4, 2019

(whooshing) – One of the things
that Catholics often ask is why do I have to go to
confession to a priest? After all, if God is all
knowing and he’s everywhere, why can’t I just go to the privacy of my own home, close the door, confess my sin, and God will hear me and he’ll forgive my sin. Why do I need to go to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation? And I think we can answer
this question in a few ways. Number one, because it’s Jesus’s idea. Jesus gave us the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Gospels. He breathed onto the apostles and he said whoever sins, you
forgive, you are forgiven. Whoever sins you retain,
they are retained. This implies that for the
apostles to administer forgiveness it implies that they
would hear it confessed. ‘Cause they can’t guess at people’s sin. So one reason that we go to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, one, it’s scriptural, it’s Jesus’s idea. Number two, it’s historical. If we look at the early church, we see the Sacrament of
Reconciliation being practiced in a different form, but it was there. And so if it is there, it’s because we understand the apostles passed this on to their successors. So why do we go? One, it’s scriptural, two historical. It’s present within the early church. Number three, it’s tangible. One of the most powerful ways
to have love communicated is to hear those words I forgive you. Because it costs to forgive. And so it’s tangible. We hear those words with our ears. You see, God has created us with senses. We see, we taste, we touch, we hear. And we hear those words in the
Sacrament of Reconciliation. I absolve you from your sin. It engages us. And so why do we go? It’s scriptural, historical, tangible, and the last one, practical. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we sit before a priest and he’s
able to give us good advice that sometimes we wouldn’t otherwise think about on our own. You know, we’re struggling and we think that we see our life 20/20, but often we don’t and we need help. Like a coach, coaching his athlete. The coach is able to see things that the athlete can’t
see in the performance and likewise sometimes we
need someone on the outside to give us advice of what’s going on in the inside of our life. So why do we go to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation? One scriptural, two
practical, three historical, last one, tangible.

3 thoughts on “Catholic Confession – “Four Reasons To Confess to a priest” by Catholic Speaker Ken Yasinski

  1. Tim Jackson Post author

    No, Jesus never told anyone they must confess to a priest.nowhere is that taught. This guy is is knowing or unknowingly lying.

  2. natasha williams Post author

    Hi Ken…please tell me…if I ask for forgiveness but I don't receive a reply…especially from my family. What do I do then…

  3. Valentine Eyum Sama Post author

    Please, Jesus breathed on his Disciples not his apostles (Jn 20:22-23) You need to check those verses again and stop misinterpreting scriptures!!!


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