The Penance Scandal

The Vatican is Guilty of Changing Repentance to Penance in Douay Rheims Bible

Jeremiah 8:8
“8 How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.”

In 1545, along with other sacraments, the sacrament of penance became dogma at the council of Trent.

In 1609, the Catholic Douay Rheims Bible was released with 50 out of 56 references to “repentance” changed to “penance”.

In 1986, the revised Catholic New American Bible corrected all the 1609 improperly used word “penance” and returned “repentance” back to it’s original place. Why was it ever altered?

Matthew 15:3
“3  And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”

To Catholics over 50 years of age, who never heard the word “repentance”, but constantly heard “penance”. This manipulation of scripture caused us to substitute the only provision for man’s sin; the blood of Jesus Christ, with man made traditions (such as penance) which will never take away sin!