Therefore, confession of sin to God needs to be absolute with no waffling and no holding back. It needs to include motives, desires, thoughts, behavior, emotions, actions, reasons, justifications, hesitations, excuses, and anything else that will break down the wall that your rebellion has created between you and God.
confessing sins to congregation
Linkedin Comment Secret sins are like tumors or cancers that eat away at a person's life. The more they are kept hidden from people who can help, the more the person suffering from them approaches certain death — spiritually, and even possibly literally. Wasting away from within Sins, whether committed in secret or not, are dangerous. When a person commits a sin and denies it, choosing to hide it from others instead of confessing it to the right people, he is doing himself a great disservice by allowing his insides to rot. His conscience tugs at him and his guilt weighs him down continually.
What if I Die Before Confessing a Mortal Sin?
Confessing the Same Sins Over and Over Again
As with any question concerning what we hope to learn from the Bible, we must always strive to apply good hermeneutics and to let the Bible interpret itself. About 21 years ago, I was confronted with a situation that could have led to an adulterous relationship with a beautiful, enticing woman. She actually kissed me in a moment in which we were alone together, and I kissed her back, but didn't pursue it any further, in fact, I immediately distanced myself from any further contact with the woman. I did not want to violate my marriage vows through adultery. It was over immediately, and looking back, I am so thankful God gave me the strength to overcome temptation.