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Is Confession Just Between Me and God?

Jump to Questions Confession is one of the first steps in true repentance. It can also be one of the hardest steps to turning from sin. Confession can be very scary, especially when it’s not just between you and God. [Related: What Is True Repentance?] Video Highlights: It’s good to confess our sins to God. If you haven’t really figured this out yet, then you are really missing out. Once you have sinned you can feel as though you are being consumed with guilt. This is where confession becomes important. Once you turn over those sins to God you can...

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What true confession means

To “confess” literally means to “speak with” or to “say the same thing”. In biblical terms, when we confess our sins to God, it means we are saying the same thing he says about our sin. We aren’t covering it up anymore or trying to make excuses for it. We are admitting that we’re wrong and that we need help. And here’s the good news. God promises that when we do this, he will forgive us. The Bible says it like this: 1 John 1:8 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. Learn more in the FOUNDATIONS series. See also Getting to the faith moment and Is confession just between me and...

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