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  1. I have already answered a similar question once, there are quotes from explanations in the church's doctrine of faith: https://thequestion.ru/questions/270595/pochemu-svyashenniki-otpuskayut-grekhi-ved-grekh-sovershen-ne-po-otnosheniyu-k-svyashenniku

    The point is that the sacrament of penance (confession) not only gives you the opportunity to focus, describe in words your misdeeds and repent of them (that is, officially admit your responsibility), get advice and permission from the burden of this burden, but also to get a visible reaction – in the form of these very tips and absolution of sins committed by a priest, not a mediator, but an extraordinary and authorized representative of God, because at the time of performing the sacraments, the Catholic priest is an alter Christus, the second Christ, and an instrument in the hands of God.

    This is how God willed that the sacraments should be performed, that they should be performed according to a certain procedure, that there should be chosen and specially ordained ministers of these sacraments, His servants.

  2. Confession is necessary not so much for God as for man. God sees something, but His vision is not enough for a person to repent, that is, to give up wrong actions and thoughts. It is very important to say your repentance – about the same as it is important to say your feelings to a psychologist, if we remember the secular context.

  3. The point of confession is not to tell God about them, but to repent.

    Today, the main method of psychological help from the point of view of science and medicine is to give a person the opportunity to talk about what worries him or her. “Don't carry it with you.”

    Are there many people around you who you can tell that you stole, lied to, killed a cat – or killed a human? Who can you tell at any time about your doubts – did you do the right thing? In Christianity, this is what they say in confession, speaking out, letting go of everything disturbing from themselves to the outside.

    Psychologists say that the first step to solving any problem is to recognize that there is a problem. It is no coincidence that confessions in Catholicism begin with the phrase ” Forgive me, Holy Father, for I have sinned.”

    And yes, it is often important for us to have someone tell us that everything is fine, our guilt is not so great, and we can stop eating ourselves. Or he finally gave us a punishment so that we could understand-now the guilt is redeemed, we can close this page and move on. This is “your sins are forgiven you” or ” recite the prayer 20 times every morning.”

  4. Confession – control and analysis of the correct understanding of the past event – any Knowledgeable and Friendly people, relatives and friends, specialists and good acquaintances are very useful here.

    Light and simplified confessions – in the form of a question or story, where the reality is slightly / insignificantly changed.

    This is the famous scientific and practical method/principle of cognition of reality through the use of “reverse system-cybernetic communication”. When a person “closes himself in his shell” and “cooks in his own juice” , it is much more difficult for him to look at the past personal event more constructively,” soberly”, voluminously,”from the outside”.

  5. People confess not only to the priest.

    Many atheists confess to a therapist.

    The point of this process is not to tell someone what we've done. The point is to sort out your mistakes and sort of repent of them, so that you can promise everyone (and most importantly yourself) to take care of yourself and not be so upset as always.

    This process can be compared to the debriefing of athletes or military personnel, when after each loss (or match won), the athlete (or warrior) and the coach analyze where they made a mistake and what options could have been used.

    And then at the next test, the athlete tries to change his usual unconscious answer, and use a more correct, more perfect version, which he analyzed in confession.

    And so, week after week, a person learns to make fewer mistakes and control their weaknesses.

  6. Because a human being is a social being, and our mind also originated not in an individual, but in interaction within the population, and all our actions, thoughts and fate are mediated through other people. God acts for the mind as a healing function of unity, as a memory of ancestors – so how else can you stand before God if not in the face of another person? Only if you can really tell a person about your sin – only then it means that you have separated your consciousness from sin and can look at it from the outside, only this gives you real strength against sin. Man is the image of God, man is God to man-see this image in another.

  7. the confession of the “priests” was invented by the “priests” themselves , why do I write in quotation marks, because people who call themselves” priests “once called themselves so, that is, in fact, they are impostors, they invented beautiful clothes, various services, mandatory “sacraments” , etc. Christians refer to 1 Peter 2:9-10 for their own protection , where they quote words from the Torah and the Prophets about the chosen people and the royal priesthood, but these words are spoken by G-d to his chosen people and can have nothing to do with anyone else. They also say that they accepted the succession from the Jewish priests – a lie ! G-d has decreed that a priest in His Temple can only be a Jew from the line of Aaron. This is so that you know who you are going to confess to – to the impostors.

    For example, a Jew does not need intermediaries for repentance, G-d has repeatedly told them that wherever Jews are, He will always hear them.

    G-d fills the entire space , there is no place where He does not exist.

    Therefore, G-d, in order to repent, commanded the Jew to go into seclusion so that none of the people would hear him, and so, in seclusion, confess his sins before G-d, firmly promising to correct himself and lead an attentive life.

    Christianity has offered its adherents a whole chain of intermediaries, this is Jesus, then those who call themselves “priests”, the stole without which the “priest” cannot take confession is in fact also an intermediary, in general-there are plenty of inventions.

  8. I beg you, but who wrote the books?- people, moreover, wrote and rewritten, making changes. well, really. If God is omnipotent and omnipresent ,why does he need intermediaries? another thing is that priests, like the first Christians, should comfort a person in his sorrows, be merciful in his sorrows, and there is someone to punish a person both on earth and in heaven

  9. confessing to so-called priests is most likely used to teach a person how to be public. Due to the fact that many people have God as they say in the soul (somewhere so deep that Its signs and influence are difficult to detect in the life of a “professing God in the soul”) that's why we created this practice. It is relatively easy for a person to admit to himself in some bad act, and in front of an Invisible God, too, but to confess in front of other people-everything becomes more difficult: pride, shame, humiliation, loss of face, etc. Therefore, people choose to believe in the soul, confess in the soul and everything else-in the same place, somewhere in the depths of the Mariana Trench of the soul. Such faith does not save. That is why the Lord taught that one should confess Christ publicly in front of people, and not in one's own soul, and one should also repent and confess without being shy in front of others. Proofs:

    32 Whosoever therefore confesses me before men, him will I also confess before my Father which is in heaven;
    33 But whosoever denies me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
    (Matthew 10: 32,33)

    14 If any of you is sick, let him call the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
    15 And the prayer of faith will heal the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
    16 Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another in order to be healed: the intense prayer of the righteous can do much.
    (James 5: 14-16)

    I repeat, God wants to teach us a public faith, not ostentatious in front of people ( this is the other extreme), but public in the sense that we should not be ashamed of our faith, not be ashamed of Christ, and not be ashamed of our infirmities – this humbles the pride of a person – it is very difficult for a natural, worldly person to admit his mistakes.. But if you grew up in the faith, you don't have to run to confession for every sin. But this is already practice and an inner flair.

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