But if you are asking if your sins are forgiven if you just neglect to go to confession and tell all of them, then no. Jesus set up confession as the normal way of having your sins forgiven, and you must abide by that.
Venial sins can be, but mortal sins can only be forgiven through the sacrament of penance. Although it is recommended to confess venial sins in the sacrament of penance as well.
Reconciliation is a sacrament where you confess your sins to the priest. The priest in turn gives you some penance and your sins are forgiven.
People confess their sins to be forgiven. If you confess you sins to a priest, they are filling in the part of Jesus and will forgive them for Jesus. You technically only need to confess mortal sins, such as stealing or killing. However, it is not necessary to confess your sins to a priest. If you are truly sorry and you pray for forgiveness, Jesus will forgive you. People usually use this method when commiting venial sins, such as lying or cheating on a test.
We confess so that we may be forgiven. The Bible tells us to confess our sins to one another so that we can hold one another accountable for our actions.1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [NKJV]
Roman Catholic AnswerFor the same reason they confessed their sins in the first century, or in this century: to be forgiven for those sins, because Jesus told them to.
"Confess your sins" means to confess your sins against the bible. (tell what you did against god)
Catholics must confess their sins to a priest as this is the only normal way in which Our Blessed Savior left for people to have their sins forgiven. Less serious sins (venial sins) may be forgiven with a good Act of Contrition and Holy Communion. Serious sins (mortal sins) may only be forgiven at Confession. Besides the Church requires that all adult Catholics must go to confession at least once a year, even if they have not committed any mortal sins. Any good Catholic who is sincerely trying to fall Christ and become perfect (Matthew 5:48) should be going to regular confession, weekly or at the least, every other week.
When you confess your sins to a priest, all of your sins are forgiven and you basically start of with a clean slate. It is the stepping stone needed for all other Sacraments other than Baptism.
No study. Just confess your sins to God and believe that he has forgiven you for Jesus sake, because the Bible says so: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1John 1.9)
It is where the person confesses their sins and then they are forgiven by God. The person then does penance. The person must be truly sorry for their before they confess them.
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Yes, but technically, we confess our sins to God through the priest.