READ LUKE 1 46-47 IF YOUR DEMONS WILL ALLOW YOU, OR MAYBE YOU CAN ASK YOUR PRIEST TO REMOVE THEM IN MARY’S NAME OR THE POPE OR YOUR NAME OR THE GARBAGE MAN OR THE SCHOOL TEACHER OR THE JANITOR OR YOUR DOG OR AN EVIL BLACK CAT
catholics are a cult man made religion from satan himself
YOUR BEWITCHED SHOW ME CHAPTER AND VERSE THAT WE SHOULD CONFESS OUR SINS TO A MAN .ANYWAYS I THOUGHT IT WAS OUR FAULTS I GUESS MY LITTLE KJB HAS BEEN DECIEVING ME I BETTER TRUST A … PRIEST WHO HAS THE POWER TO FORGIVE SINS THATS GOOFY AND EVIL.DONT GET THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE STOP TRUSTING IN MAN AND TRADITION. STEP OUT OF YOUR CULT FOR A MINUTE AND JUST READ THE KJB AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH THOSE … HAVE BEEN LYING TO YOU.YOU HAVE MADE SEVERAL IDOLS
I responded, ignoring the ugliness and pointing him to John 20:21-23, where Jesus gives the Apostles the authority to forgive sins in His Name. The commenter, Ezra, responded by saying:
He was speaking to the apostles for that time period. read Luke 5:21 only God can forgive sins dont get the cart before the horse buddy
Much like the Reformers did with the Great Commission, Ezra claims that Christ’s words were only meant for the Apostles, not Christians after them. It’s an odd sort of dispensationalism; I’ve seen it elsewhere applied to James when he describes the anointing of the sick. The formula is: if Christ or the Apostles command something that we don’t do in our denomination, then that command must have only been meant for the Apostles.
Ezra continued harping on his belief that confessing your sins to a man is idolatry, satanic, etc. Yet he conceded that Christ did give such authority to the Apostles. So the question to ask him is:
If you lived during the Apostolic era, would you have confessed your sins to an Apostle?
Problem is, if he says “yes,” that means he admits that he would have confessed his sins to a man, something that he condemns as satanic. But if he says he would not confess his sins to an Apostle, he contradicts Christ’s words and his own admission that the Apostles were given this authority by God.
A catch-22, a two-horned dilemma with each horn being problematic.
I did ask him this, but unfortunately I had to block him before receiving an answer, as he started spamming all my videos with CAPITALIZED VITRIOL.
A sensible Protestant answer would be: “yes if I lived during that time, I would have confessed to an Apostle. So in principle it is possible that God can forgive sins through a human being. But that authority was revoked, even though no verse says it was, so nowadays there is no human being that has this authority from God.”
Stick this question in your apologetics tool-belt for next time!