November 27, 2020

Forgiveness of Sins

This page and subsequent essays dealing with the “Apostle Creed – the Forgiveness of Sins”, meaning and understanding of this phrase on this page. Why does it matter, when one makes the acclamation in the Apostle Creed. Though many non-catholics make this solemn pledge with imperfect faith, though neither in understanding or flagrantly do not care, about the consequences! Yet, they are making a pledge to God as the apostles handed down the True faith. If you are Catholic, it is best to understand what you are committing to each Sunday, when the prayer is professed prior to the consecration of the Eucharist. When you state: you believe in the “Catholic Church, the forgiveness of sins”, you acknowledge that Jesus gave His Church this power. As he, himself claimed many times to the Pharisees, He was here on earth, for this very purpose, from the Father with authority . (Mt9:6; Mk2:10; Lk5:24) After His resurrection, The Christ delegated to His priests his Authority due Him from the redeeming Cross. He authorized His sons of Aaron (Peter) (the apostles and successors) the power “whatsover” you bind on earth is bound in heaven. (Mt16:19, 18:18,19, 28:16-20): There is no ambiguity, it is a clear mission received from the Only authority. Authority to not only define “sin” but also how one becomes unbound through forgiveness. The Church wouldn’t dream this authority up on its own, but clearly acts as the early Church had always. The form may change, the power did NOT! Only the ignorant even attempt to dispute such things. City hopes to not only define as the Church has defined this power of “binding and loosening” (ccc#1445), but in several past or future posts illustrate the Church’s authority over the “Forgiveness of Sins.”

In today’s nomenclature society is quick to remind us of God’s endless mercy, but presumably hope or even pretend that justice is forgotten. Not as it truly is, justice first, then mercy. God is just, and true. Similarly, as the O. T. Hebrew circumcision required reconciliation with the Church (Temple), representing the people of God. You must be reconciled to Her, His Bride. Yes, it is true that in certain emergent circumstances the Church HOPES, and prays for Mercy, despite wayward sheep, may find peace in a final confession as the repentant thief, St. Dismus.

St Augustine Remarks:

In the order of the Creed, after the reference to “holy Church” is placed the reference to “forgiveness of sins.” For it is by this that the part of the Church on earth stands; it is by this that “what was lost and is found again” is not lost again. (Lk9:10)

Reconciliation with the Church: “(ccc #1443-45)”

ccc #1445: The words bind and loose mean: whomever you exclude from your communion, will be excluded from communion with God; whomever you receive anew into your communion, God will welcome back into his. Reconciliation with the Church is inseparable from reconciliation with God. [ This is the TRUTH!]

Forgiveness of Sins posts:


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ON THE SACRAMENTS #13e – Extreme Unction – Doctrinal Catechism 1846

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Hidden Treasures of Holy Mass: 5

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The VOICE of One Crying in the Wilderness:

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ON THE SACRAMENTS #13a – Doctrinal Catechism 1846

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The great Doctor of Milan, St. Ambrose, has beautiful words on the subject. ” It has been easier for me,” he writes, ” to find men who have preserved their innocence, than sinners who have performed a suitable penance. St Ambrose 340 -397AD. A DOCTRINAL CATECHISM; WHEREIN DIVERS POINTS OF CATHOLIC FAITH AND PRACTICE ASSAILED […]

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