The ineffectiveness of the Confessing
Church in defending the Jews and resisting the anti-Semitic policies of Hitler is apparent in the fact that there was very little response in Germany to the events of Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938, and minimal outrage as the realities of Hitler's "final solution" to the Jewish question became apparent.
Against the general consensus of contemporary historians, who conclude that the Confessing
Church did not understand itself as political opposition to National Socialism, Kersting argues that the church's efforts at self-organization had a political effect, even if most of its members did not so intend.
so loudly, so publicly, by speaking judgment on others as enemies of the gospel, might we be misrepresenting God?
The uncontradicted evidence establishes that defendant changed her statement only after the representations were made that if she confessed to setting the fire to her house for some other purpose than to kill Tom Hooker she would still be confessing
to a crime but not murder,'' the ruling added.
Otherwise, subjects increasingly will believe that they can avoid confessing
their actual involvement in the crimes.
Large urban churches in metropolitan areas had many confessionals with little lights above the entrances to signal, first, whether a priest was there (light on over middle slot) and then whether sinners were confessing
in the flanking slots at that moment (red light above) or the slot was open (green light above).
He was jailed after confessing
during a three-hour police interview.
The death of David's child is emblematic of the fruits of destructive desires coming to nothing and of the need for a certain kind of self-dying in the act of confessing
So, too,if you come to Jesus Christ confessing
your sins, He will forgive you and strengthen you to become the person you were meant to be.
This approach involves giving suspects good reasons why confessing
their crimes will work to their advantage.
What makes better copy than someone tearfully confessing
something they've done?
But many penitents were uncomfortable with face-to-face confessing
Previte was taped allegedly confessing
to throwing Caroline, 19, from York, off a bridge in Bundaberg, Queensland.
If the rubrics for Maundy Thursday could reflect this reality, we would receive forgiveness without confessing
Upon their arrest, the teen-agers were interviewed at least twice, leading to them confessing
when confronted with conflicting statements, said sheriff's Sgt.