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Synonyms for confession

the act of admitting to something

a system of religious belief

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an admission of misdeeds or faults

a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

a public declaration of your faith

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the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

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A more formal confession of faith, approved in 1937, explains that "salvation is rendered equally possible to all; and if any fail of eternal life, the fault is wholly his own.
46) Thus, the third confession of faith recounted by Gregory II was shaped by the theological disputes of the time and place.
Furthermore, Susan Biesecker-Mast has argued that it was precisely this kind of concern that led to the publishing of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective (Scottdale, Pa.
At the outset of the book there was what amounts to a confession of faith.
The synod produced a Confession of faith and a Definition of faith that followed the theological line begun by Nerses.
Cape Town does not use propositions or affirmations in either its confession of faith or its commitment to action.
A second immersion followed confession of faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified, buried, risen, ascended, sitting at God's right hand, and about to come again, with a third following confession of faith in the Holy Spirit, the church, and the Resurrection.
That first Christian conversion narrative, often misconstrued as being an acknowledgment of past sins, is really a confession of faith in God and the luminous praise of a grateful heart.
Ahmed's close reading of this epistle, penned in the aftermath of the affaire des placards, contrasts Marot's own slippery confession of faith with his consistent portrait of the king as representative of Catholic orthodoxy.
In our country," Christodoulos continued, "so-called liberal reformers want to set us back and to create new situations, where Greece will be a completely secular state, with no prevailing religion and confession of faith.
The Second London Confession of Faith, for example, repeats the section on Scripture in the Westminster Confession, and the contemporary Baptist Faith and Message (Southern Baptist) borrows the language of the broader evangelical discussion of inerrancy.
While the affinities between aspects of southern culture and aspects of Postliberalism should be suggestive at this point, two examples of its operation and presence help illustrate our claims: the clear postliberal influence in a new Baptist confession of faith and the rising number of Baptist students at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina, arguably the epicenter of postliberal theology.
Repeated in this soft exotic accent it sounded like a confession of faith.
If you're a TV zealot, we'd like to hear your confession of faith.
The organization, which has included representatives of para-church ministries (including Sojourners) along with all major Christian denominations, met in Baltimore in September 2001 and in Chicago this spring, and will "offer a common witness" by "celebrating a common confession of faith in the Triune God, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit through biblical, spiritual, and theological reflection," and "promoting the common good of society.