The Small Catechism - Confession

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The Small Catechism - Confession

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many parts are there in confession?
    • A. 

      One - Confession

    • B. 

      Two - Confession, Absolution

    • C. 

      Three - Confession, Absolution, Penance

    • D. 

      Four - Confession, Absolution, Penance, Forgiveness

    • E. 

      Five - Confession, Absolution, Penance, Forgiveness, Faith

  • 2. 
    What is the first part of Confession?
    • A. 

      A person tells the priest/pastor they wish to confess

    • B. 

      A person is told that they have sinned

    • C. 

      A person admits their sin

    • D. 

      A person asks for forgiveness

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    What is the second part of Confession?
    • A. 

      A person asks for forgivness

    • B. 

      A person confesses their sin

    • C. 

      A person is forgiven

    • D. 

      A person does penance

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Who forgives the person who has confessed?
    • A. 

      A pastor as he speaks for himself

    • B. 

      A pastor as he speaks for the congregation of all the saints

    • C. 

      A pastor as he speaks for God

    • D. 

      God as He speaks through the pastor

    • E. 

      God as He speaks through the absolver

  • 5. 
    We should plead guilty to _____ sins.
  • 6. 
    Fill in the blanks.  St. John writes in chapter twenty:  The Lord Jesus breathed on His ________ and said, "receive the Holy Spirit.  If you ___________ anyone his sins, they are forgiven: if you do not forgive them, they are ____________."
    • A. 

      Brothers, show, condemned

    • B. 

      Followers, show, forgiven by me

    • C. 

      Disciples, forgive, forgiven by me

    • D. 

      Apostles, show, not forgiven

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Who should be excluded from a Christian congregation?
    • A. 

      No one

    • B. 

      Sinners

    • C. 

      Unrepentant sinners

    • D. 

      Those who have weak faith

    • E. 

      Those who don't fully understand the Trinity

  • 8. 
    Luther says that when we confess, we should consider our place in life according to _____________.
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      The 10 Commandments

    • C. 

      The Sacrificial Laws of Moses

    • D. 

      Adam

    • E. 

      The Gospels

  • 9. 
    What does this describe?  "A special authority which Christ has given His church on earth to forgive the sins of repenant sinners..."
    • A. 

      The Pastor

    • B. 

      The Elders and the Pastor

    • C. 

      Faith

    • D. 

      The Office of the Keys

    • E. 

      The Book of Concord

  • 10. 
    Should we withhold forgiveness of sins?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      If someone is unrepentant

    • C. 

      We should not forgive sins, but let Jesus do that on judgement day

    • D. 

      If someone has committed a murder

    • E. 

      If we believe the Spitit tells us to judge, we should judge and withhold forgiveness

  • 11. 
    We forgive sins by the command of Christ and through the power of the _____________