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Prior to Christ, a priest was needed to help make sacrifice to receive forgiveness: Thus shall he do with the bull. As he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this. And the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. - Leviticus 4:20 ESV The reason that Protestants don't consider confession a sacrament ...


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All of these answers respond to your question well, using scripture. But because there is no reference to Protestantism in the NT, and because Catholics would take something different from scripture, I'd like to include the history of where the change took place between the Catholic church seeing seven sacraments (including confession) and Protestants not ...


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For protestants generally, one of the essential, non-negotiable requirements for a sacrament is an explicit command from Jesus. In the case of Baptism, this command is reported in Matthew 28:19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them... and in the case of Holy Communion, it is reported in Matthew 26:26—29, Mark 14:22—25; and Luke 22:17—19; ...



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