Thanks Searcher, that helps a lot.
Please could you give me your opinions on this statement? . . .
It seems they have at least one article or assembly talk a year that states that "serious sins" (dfing offenses) haveto be confessed to the elders in order to gain forgiveness.
Which doesn't make sense because when you confess they say 'it's a matter between you and Jehovah, if he forgives you'