We turn to Article XI on Confession. The Lutheran confessors condemn what the Roman Catholic practice of confession had become, yet why do the confessors urge the private confession and absolution should be retained in the churches? Also hear discussion on the reactions most people have when urged to go to confession, misconceptions about the practice, and why it’s important for God’s people. What benefits of private confession and absolution should encourage us to make this a practice in our Christian life? Should the Lutheran church return to the practice of private confession?
Rev. Mark Birkholz, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL, joins host Rev. Sean Smith to discuss confession in Article XI of the Augsburg Confession.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Sean Smith and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss the Book of Concord and Confessional topics in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and daily application in our vocations.
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