The Confessional, Or, An Exposition of the Doctrine of Auricular Confession: As Taught in the Standards of the Romish Church

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Isaac Ashmead, 1841 - Confession - 86 pages
 

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Page 29 - And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh : and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy : and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.
Page 25 - And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Page 26 - But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
Page 22 - The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Page 33 - And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up ; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
Page 9 - For it is plain that the priests cannot sustain the office of judge, if the cause be unknown to them, nor inflict equitable punishments, if sins are only confessed in general, and not minutely and individually described. For this reason it follows, that penitents are bound to rehearse in confession all mortal sins, of which, after diligent examination of themselves, they are conscious, even though they be of the most secret kind, and only committed against the two last precepts of the decalogue,...
Page 31 - When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty ; 7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done...
Page 77 - The first! is the case of a person who was barbarously murdered, and with whose intended assassination I became acquainted at confession. One of the five conspirators (all of whom were sworn to commit the horrid deed,) broached to me the bloody conspiracy in the Confessional. I implored him to desist from his intention, of becoming an accomplice to so diabolical a design.
Page 80 - It is that of a female administering poison to her parent. Her first attempt at parricide proved ineffectual, owing to an immediate retching that seized the parent after taking the draught. The perpetrator of this foul deed afterwards came to confession and acknowledged her guilt, but circumstances proved that she only sought for priestly absolution, to ease her mind and prepare her for a speedy repetition of the heinous crime. Again she attempted the act, and it proved successful. I was called on...
Page 9 - Lord as a part of the sacrament of penance, now explained, and that it is necessary, by Divine appointment, for all who sin after baptism : because our Lord Jesus Christ, when he was about to ascend from earth to heaven, left his priests in his place, as presidents and judges, to whom all mortal offences into which the faithful might fall should be submitted, that they might pronounce sentence of remission or retention of sins, by the power of the keys.

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