No one says that the priest FORGIVES the sin. God does this.<quoted text>
Hi Jethro, weather is beautiful missed the Smelt season however, water was to high and to fast lots of flooding.
You are correct Jethro, if I go to a person and say to them I did something wrong to so and so would you please forgive me. You would naturally tell me to go to the person I wronged and tell them (confess) and ask them for forgiveness.
When I kneel in prayer to God and ask Him to forgive me my sins of the day which I know I have committed and even the ones I don't know about is something else.
Only God can forgive me, the lady at the well Jesus told her to go and sin no more.
He didn't tell her to go and do penance, or give Him money so He would forgive her.
Catholic's go to a priest (a sinner! all men are sinners) confess their sins to be told pay penance to Mary (NOT TO GOD MIND YOU TO MARY) THEN CHARGE THEM FOR SAYING YOU ARE FORGIVEN.
Even a priest can't forgive us for the wrongs we have done to another person only the person we wronged can. Because we have hurt the priest.
The catholic logic there is none it makes no sense, like Judge Judy says if it don't make sense its not true.
You have a better understand of the Bible then they do.
Even though you are still questioning if there is a God.
HOW ARE YOU DOING JETHRO, WERE YOU ABLE TO GET YOUR DOG BACK FROM YOUR EX G.F. I HOPE YOUR HEALTH IS GOOD, I WAS SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU WERE CANCER FREE. TAKE CARE JETHRO
Please do try to keep up-I've explained that distinction two or three times.
Don't look to your fellow protestants for information on the Catholic faith. Just go to a Catholic source. Otherwise you're asking your dog what your cat thinks.