24 Quotes About Confession

  • "Children of God should not make a general confession by acknowledging their innumerable sins in a vague manner, because such confession does not provide conscience opportunity to do its perfect work. They ought to allow the Holy Spirit through their conscience to point out their sins one by one. Christians must accept its reproach and be willing, according to the mind of the Spirit, to eliminate everything which is contrary to God."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conscience, Holy Spirit, Confession


  • "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."

    - Jonathan Goforth
    Topics: Confession, Conversion


  • "Confess sin instantly."

    - F.B. Meyer
    Topics: Sin, Confession


  • "To confess your sins to God is not to tell [God] anything [God] doesn't already know. Until you confess them, however, they are the abyss between you. When you confess them, they become the bridge."

    - Frederick Buechner
    Topics: Confession


  • "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ."

    - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Topics: Grace, Discipleship, Confession


  • "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."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Believing, Confession


  • "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."

    - Jonathan Goforth
    Topics: Sin, Confession


  • "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."

    - Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession, The Cross, Eternal Life


  • "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."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Confession


  • "It is only deliberate, willful sin that has not been confessed and forgiven that makes us feel that God has forsaken us, for that sin causes Him to hide His face from us."

    - Alan Redpath
    Topics: Sin, Confession


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

    - Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession


  • "It is only deliberate, willful sin that has not been confessed and forgiven that makes us feel that God has forsaken us, for that sin causes Him to hide His face from us."

    - Alan Redpath
    Topics: Sin, Confession


  • "If I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to colour my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love."

    - Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Forgiveness, Confession


  • "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."

    - Jonathan Goforth
    Topics: Confession


  • "Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Prayer, Confession



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