Here’s a general look at how five faith traditions — Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestant, Orthodox Judaism and Islam — live out their beliefs on confession. “We go to confession first of all because we are sinners,” said the Rev. Ramon Bejarano, pastor of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto, Cailf.
Which religion believes in confession?
In modern times the Roman Catholic Church teaches that confession, or reconciliation, is a sacrament, instituted by Christ, in which a confession of all serious sins committed after baptism is necessary.
Is confession Catholic or Protestant?
For the Catholic Church, confession is part of the sacrament of penance. During this sacrament, Catholics confess their sins to a priest who then, on behalf of Jesus Christ, offers absolution. Protestants don’t practice confession in the same way Catholics do.
Do other Christians do confession?
Yes, the Orthodox and Anglicans/Episcopalians do. Some Lutherans and Methodists offer private confession as well, although it’s not the norm for them. Holy Absolution is the “third sacrament” in the Large Catechism and Lutheran Confessions as an extension of Holy Baptism.
What religions have penance?
Penance is any act or a set of actions done out of repentance for sins committed, as well as an alternate name for the Catholic, Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession.
Does the pope go to confession?
Reuters reports Pope Francis goes to confession regularly, but does so in private.
Do Baptists believe in confession?
Baptists baptize persons only after they make a personal confession of their faith in Christ. Baptists do not believe that a loving God condemns anyone for a sin they did not commit. Baptists do not view baptism as a remedy for original sin.
Does Judaism have confession?
In Judaism, confession (Hebrew: וִדּוּי, romanized: widduy, viddui) is a step in the process of atonement during which a Jew admits to committing a sin before God. In sins between a Jew and God, the confession must be done without others present (The Talmud calls confession in front of another a show of disrespect).
How do Protestants view confession?
Unlike the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, confession in Protestant denominations is done directly to God rather than through a priest. “Certainly a person is free to discuss his struggles, weaknesses and sins with his pastor, but it is not required to receive forgiveness from God,” said the Rev.
Can a Protestant go to confession?
A Protestant, however, would have the opportunity to receive confession instead. They can certainly confess, but they cannot be absolved except in danger of death, assuming they believe in the efficacy of the sacrament.
Can a Catholic go to Orthodox confession?
Yes. Catholics can go to any other Christian church, with very few exceptions (like the SSPX), at any time.
What’s the difference between Protestant and Catholic?
Catholics believe that the Catholic Church is the original and first Christian Church. Protestants follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as transmitted through the Old & New Testament. … Protestants believe that there is only one God and that be has revealed himself as the Trinity.
What are the 4 mortal sins?
They join the long-standing evils of lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride as mortal sins – the gravest kind, which threaten the soul with eternal damnation unless absolved before death through confession or penitence.