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Confession: Is It Really Necessary?

Although confession is one of the seven Sacraments of the Coptic Orthodox Church (or any Orthodox Church for that matter), unfortunately, many people view it merely as an “optional” Sacrament, or one that should be practiced to purge only the most serious sins. Of course, neither is accurate.
The most common reason for rejecting confession is the spiritually flawed logic that “If I sin, I can always ask God for forgiveness directly – why do I need to get a priest involved?”

While you could, and certainly should, ask God for forgiveness, the reason you should get a priest involved is because God wants it that way. Have we forgotten what happened when God shined His light from heaven and spoke to Saul of Tarsus near Damascus? Read More