There was one I went to that was a cult but at least they were doing something right.That church was called;The church of Christ and they go by the city's name,then The church of Christ.This church was like the early church,they met in peoples homes and fellowshipped and everyone was like family.Then I went to Celebrate Recovery and it's like a 12 step Christ centered program for emotional/drug and alchohol problems.Their we confessed our sins and prayed for eachother.
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
I'm sticking with what the Bible says. We have experienced first-hand God's blessings as a direct result of confessing our sins to others (in the right setting). It's been healing, freeing and humbling. It helped to break a pride issue in my husband.
Answer by OldrWizrMom at 1:49 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
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Answer by pwfaith at 10:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
Well we do a public confession during our service were we say: "I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord, our God." Although during that confession we don't actually say what the sins are. If we wanted to tell someone what our actually sins are then we can go to confession. In case you are wondering I'm a Catholic-Christian.
Answer by SAHMinIL at 11:04 PM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by countingsparows at 12:58 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
My Bible tells me that the only way to God is through Christ Jesus. So...with that in mind, I only confess and ask for forgiveness this way. The point of confessing is being sorry for whatever it is that you've done. I don't want there to be any thing between me and God that will keep me out of Heaven. "Confessing my sin" to any man or woman on this earth, or to any saint or whoever, they do not have the authority of forgive me. Only Christ Jesus. You can talk to others about your problems and they can pray "with" you, but they can not pray "for" you. This is what I believe.
Answer by zachsmom900 at 3:19 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
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