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Many blush to confess their faults, who never blush to commit them.

    Author: William Secker
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

If God did not forgive the Christian who confesses and turns away from sin, God would become unrighteous by holding in contempt Christ's atoning work, whose purpose was to uphold God's glory.

    Author: Daniel Fuller
    Source: The Unity of the Bible

Forgiveness is always free. But that doesn't mean that confession is always easy. Sometimes it is hard. Incredibly hard. It is painful to admit our sins and entrust ourselves to God's care.

    Author: Erwin Lutzer

Confession is verbal humiliation.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

If God should please, the Holy Spirit could at this moment make every one of you fall on your knees, confess your sins, and turn to God. He is an Almighty Spirit, able to do wonders.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 3.38.

As regards public sins, experience has shown us that these can only be swept away by public confession. True, this amounts to crucifixion; but by our willful disobedience we have put the Lord of Glory to an open shame, and it is the price that we must pay.

    Author: Jonathan Goforth

Who am I that I should urge these missionaries to confess their sins in public, when, for all I know, they may be living nearer to God than I am? The Spirit of God does not need me to act as His detective.

    Author: Jonathan Goforth

We have a strong feeling that sins committed before conversion are under the blood of God's Holy Son and never should be confessed. To do so is to bring dishonor upon His Calvary sacrifice.

    Author: Jonathan Goforth

We believe, too, that as regards secret sin, i.e. sin which is known only to the individual soul and God, to confess it at the private altar is, as a rule, sufficient to ensure pardon and cleansing.

    Author: Jonathan Goforth

Few things accelerate the peace process as much as humbly admitting our own wrongdoing and asking forgiveness.

    Author: Lee Strobel

Believing the right things about Jesus isn't enough. You're not adopted as God's child until you confess and turn away from your wrongdoing and receive the freely offered gift of forgiveness and eternal life that Jesus purchased with his death on the cross. Until you do that, you'll always be on the outside looking in.

    Author: Lee Strobel

Believing and confessing go together; and you cannot be be saved without you take them both. "With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." If you ever see the kingdom of heaven you have to take this way.

    Author: D.L. Moody

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