Confessing our transgressions is fundamental to a Christian’s life. The recognition of our sinful condition is necessary in our daily walk with the Lord. However, according to the Catechism, the sacrament of confession is necessary for salvation. On the contrary, Scripture states in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” The confession mentioned here refers to one’s belief that Jesus Christ died on Calvary’s cross for his sins. You see, it is His sacrificial death that sets you free from the penalty of your sins.
I plead with you. Do not be enslaved to a religious system that holds the power of absolution over you. Galatians 5:1 states, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage”.
Dear reader, I ask you, is confessing your sins to a priest necessary? Can the penance that you are asked to perform in any way add to what Jesus Christ’s death has accomplished on Calvary?