1 hour 36 min. (2 CDs / 2 DVDs / 2 Blu-ray / MP3 / MP4)
[DVD1: 38 min, DVD2: 39 min]
When it comes to the Catholic Church in our time, perhaps the most frequently asked question is: "Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest?" It is often followed by two others: "Why can't I just go straight to God? Where is the sacrament of confession in the Bible?"
In Why We Confess, Dr. Brant Pitre gives an eye-opening Bible study on the origins and meaning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly known as "Confession." In this two-part Bible Study, you will learn about:
• The Fall of Adam and Eve and the First "Confession"
• Confession of Sins to a Priest in the Old Testament
• John's Baptism of Repentance and Confession of Sins
• The link between Jesus' Miraculous Healings and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
• The Parable of the Prodigal Son
• When Jesus Gave the Apostles the Power to Absolve and Retain Sins
• The Practice of Confession in the Early Church
Many of us know Catholics who haven't been to Confession in years, even decades. Maybe you are one of them. Whoever you are -- if you've ever wondered about the biblical roots of this sacrament, then Why We Confess is the Bible Study for you.
As you'll discover, Jesus was (quite literally) dying to institute the sacrament of Confession as an essential part of God's plan for "reconciling the world to himself" (2 Corinthians 5:19).
We will be using mujltiple copies of "Why We Confess" for our parish Small Church Communities leading up to Lent. We love Dr. Pitre.
Why We Confess
Why We Confess
Lots of trouble figuring out how to view it on my IPad. Michael was very helpful. It was worth the hassle. Dr. Pitre’s presentation was informative and entertaining. I am a big fan.
I personally enjoyed the DVD. I'm a convert that is trying to learn as much as I can about my faith. The way that Brant teaches about the bible really opens my eyes. The DVD It was quite informative and opened my eyes to of a lot of things that I didn't know about confession, like its links to the old testament.
I had a Presbyterian social worker at the Veterans Administration start asking me questions about confession on a previous visit. I explained it the best that I could. So I gave her the CD to explain the Catholic history and understanding of confession. I can't wait to see her again and see what her opinion is of the DVD.
I also purchased the Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist, which was also terrific. My guess it that is the next thing that she will have questions about. I had also purchased The Seven Sacraments, Are They Biblical. So I have many of her future questions pretty well covered should she ask about anything further.