15. Why Must I Confess My Sins If I’m Already Forgiven?
Why Must I Confess My Sins?
Sin is the key word in this statement. If you have no sin in your life, there is no need for confession!
The purpose of confession is to indicate that we are assuming responsibility for our actions. We are not blaming our actions on others. Confession means that we see ourselves in relationship to our deeds of sin just like God does.
Sin is described in the Bible as transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4)
All sin is against God, it is destructive to His purpose for our lives, and it carries with it consequences that will prove painful (Mat 25:46, John 5:29, Rom 6:23).
The Bible tells us that if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins (Heb 10:26).
This is just one aspect of why God’s grace is so vitally important. It is because God’s grace allows room for forgiveness to be administered through confession; “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(Romans 8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Forgiven sins have no condemnation consequences!