Start reading at The Works of the English Reformers: William Tyndale and John Frith, Volume 1, page 296 and continue on until fully entertained.

Some quotes:

…confession is necessary all our lives long, as is repentance…For we always repent, and always knowledge our sins unto God, and yet despair not; but remember that we are washed in Christ’s blood; which thing our baptism doth represent and signify unto us.

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Shrift in the ear is verily a work of Satan, and that the falsest that ever was wrought, and that most hath devoured the faith….A Christian man is a spiritual thing, and hath God’s word in his heart, and God’s Spirit to certify him of all things. He is not bound to come to any ear.

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When a man feeleth that his heart consenteth unto the law of God, and feeleth himself meek, patient, courteous and merciful to his neighbour, altered and fashioned like unto Christ, why should he doubt but that God hat forgiven him, and chosen him, and put his Spirit in him, though he never cram his sin into the priest’s ear?

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When I have told thee in thine ear all that I have done my life long, in order and with all circumstances after the shamefullest manner, what canst thou do more than preach me the promises, saying, If thou repent and beleive, God’s truth shall save thee for Christ’s sake?

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They of the old law had no confession in the ear. Neither the apostles, nor they that followed many hundred years after, knew of any such whispering.

Print this out, and next time your Calvinist pastor tells you to submit to his authority and confess all your sins to him “with all circumstances after the shamefullest manner” take that printout and tape it to his forehead.

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