Monday, October 14, 2013

Forgiveness: Confession of sin or obedience to conscience?

“God forgives those who obey their conscience.”
Pope Francis, in a letter to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, responding to an editorial that asked whether “the Christian God forgives those who do not believe and do not seek faith.” Francis wrote: “The question for those who do not believe in God is to follow their own conscience. Sin, even for a non-believer, is when one goes against one’s conscience.” - Quotables, World Magazine October 5, 2013

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The apostle John – 1 John 1:9, The Holy Bible