30. THE QUESTION WAS: Who said we should not listen to people who deny that the Church has the power to forgive sins?

a.     Augustine

b.     Pelagius

c.      Nestorian


THE ANSWER IS……. A…….Augustine said, “Let us not listen to those who deny that the Church of God has the power to forgive all sins.”

More links to the Early Church and Confession, which the Catholic Church has always taught was established by Jesus in John 20:23


http://www.catholic-truth.info/truth/confess.htm (Biblical explanation)

http://www.catholic-forum.com/churches/communion/eng/library/qb/166.shtml (Arguments answered)

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11618c.htm (Catholic Encyclopedia)

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/6480/confession.html (Confession Quizzes to a Street Preacher)

http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/sac-penance.html (Confession an invention? Far from it)




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