Religion: How to Confess

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

—I John 1:8,9

All Christians must confess their sins. Confession is recommended by the Old Testament (Psalms 32 and Proverbs 28), and is practiced in most churches as well as in all synagogues. But there is a wide difference of opinion on the manner of confessing and on what should be confessed. Most Protestants and Jews confess their specific sins privately to...

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