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We Infer the Apostles Practiced Confession

Full Question

Did the apostles practice confession?

Answer

There is no direct evidence that they did. However, we can reasonably infer that they did.

First, we can assume that they would have administered the sacrament of confession given the fact that Christ gave them the authority to forgive and retain sin (John 20:23). It would not make sense for them to receive this command from Christ and never carry it out.

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