The Sacrament Of Reconciliation In The Catholic Church

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Introduction

In the Christian faith there are many beliefs and acts for the baptized Catholic to follow, such acts consist of the sacraments, for which there are seven. Many people believe that of all the Sacraments, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Those who approach the Sacrament, are able to obtain pardon from God 's mercy for the offenses committed against him, this enables them to be reconciled with the Church, which they wounded by their sins. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that it is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation because it
“imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: "Be reconciled to God."7 He who lives by God 's merciful love is ready
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The keys are the most common symbol for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They are often seen in a shape of a crisscross though occasionally can be seen on top of one another. This symbol originated when Jesus said to Peter "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,…show more content…
Paul wrote to the Christians at Corinth “if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away: see, everything has become new!” The use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation enables Gods people to return to him. Jesus came to forgive our sins and to save the world, he took all our sins so we wouldn’t have to be separated from God forever. God’s love is so incredible that he doesn’t give up on us and Jesus paid the price for our sins that we can be healed, not because we deserve it but because God’s forgiveness is totally free. Jesus breathed the holy spirit over the apostles and said “Peace be with you as the father as set me, so I send you” and “received the holy spirit, whose sins you forgive and forgiven them and whose sins you retain are retained” John

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