Is Repetitive Confession of Sins Scriptural?

Well, if you’re into animal sacrifices it is, because that’s what constitutes this whole business of repetitive confession of sins. It’s that never ending cycle of sin, confession of same, request for forgiveness and then back to sinning again with the process then repeated over and over and over again. When does this accursed wretched condition ever end? Answer: would you be glad to know that it ended nearly two thousand years ago? The trouble is, even those who profess to be believers in The One i.e. Yashua Anointed, who ended this wretched condition, they are not even aware that He did so. Unbelievable? You would think so, but it’s absolutely true and, sadly, I jest not.

So how do we know all this? Quite simply, through the behaviour of those of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, who repetitively get down on their knees, most likely every day of their sad wretched lives, and confess their latest sins and then ask someone, whom they delusionally think is listening, for forgiveness of those sins. This, dear people, is unhinged thinking at its worst, almost comical if it were not so serious.

Now don’t get me wrong, ‘cos I was as deluded and stupid as they are, in the past, being just as deceived, so I am not taking the smug ‘I told you so’ attitude to this issue, but I am giving you all a no-nonsense wake up call.

So, with the introduction over, let’s move on to the Holy Scriptural proof to what I am saying and listed below are all the New Testament Scriptures, bar one (James 5:19) containing the word ‘confess’, and all from the King James Version of the Holy Scriptures:

1) Matt 10:32 (KJV) Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

2) Luke 12:8 (KJV) Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall The Son of Man also confess before the angels of God:

3) John 9:22 (KJV) These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that He was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

4) John 12:42 (KJV) Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

5) Acts 23:8 (KJV) For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

6) Acts 24:14 (KJV) But this I confess unto thee, that after The Way which they call heresy, so worship I The God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in The Law and in The Prophets:

7) Romans 10:9 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth The Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

8) Romans 14:11 (KJV) For it is written, As I live, saith The Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

9) Romans 15:9 (KJV) And that the Gentiles (Nations) might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto Thy Name.

10) Phil 2:11 (KJV) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to The Glory of God The Father.

11) 1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

12) 1 John 4:15 (KJV) Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is The Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

13) 2 John 1:7 (KJV) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ.

14) Rev 3:5 (KJV) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of The Book of Life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels.

Notice that there is only ONE verse above i.e. 1 John 1:9 that refers to confession of sins and I will return to this verse later.

Next up, these are the only two verses in the KJV containing the word ‘confession’:

Romans 10:10 (KJV) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

1 Tim 6:13 (KJV) I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession.

Now note this carefully, because all the above passages of Holy Scripture, except for one verse, do not refer to the confessing of sins, nor do they refer to anyone repetitively confessing their sins but, rather, to confessing or openly admitting i.e. verbalising out loud that Yashua Anointed (Jesus Christ) is Lord and God and has come in the flesh – a confession of their Faith.

Next, these are the only two verses in the whole of the New Testament that refer to the confession of sins using the word ‘confessing’.

Matt 3:6 (KJV) And were Baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mar 1:5 (KJV) And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all Baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

Now have you noticed anything specific about these two examples of people confessing their sins? If not, I will explain, these acts of confession are one off’s. These were confessions of sins at the time and occasion of their Baptisms and no other confession thereafter was required of them, why? Easy, because ALL OUR SINS are forgiven at the time of our Baptism – every single one – past, present and future!!

The same applied to those mentioned in 1 John 1:9 above – NOTICE:

1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. (Emphasis mine)

To cleans us from ALL unrighteousness not some of our unrighteousness but ALL of it – past, present and future.

Right, having provided all the evidence that proves that repetitive confession of sins is not required of Born of God (Born Again) sons and daughters of God, there is always that little passage of Scripture that the KJV is inclined to provide as an additional study (much sarcasm here). Unfortunately, the gnat strainers and ‘i’ dotters will always grab hold of these more ‘testing’ Scriptures to try and make a case for their fallacious philosophical reasoning. So let’s go there now and read it before they do:

James 5:16 (KJV) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (Emphasis mine)

Here we have the word ‘faults’ which is from the Greek word ‘paraptoma’ which means to fall aside, a false step, a blunder or slip. The Greek word for sin is ‘hamartia’ so ‘faults’ are not ‘sins’ in the same way. So what’s going on here in this congregation that James is revealing to us through his letter? Well he reveals it further in verse 19:

James 5:19 (KJV) Brethren, if any of you do err from The Truth, and one convert him.

To ‘err’ as in this case means to stray away or back slide from The Truth or to stray away from Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) altogether – very serious stuff. This means, to a degree, that the sinner must start again all over, so confession of sins is necessary once more. This episode is not about everyday misdemeanours or ‘harmartia’ sins and the confession thereof, as they are not required.

So there you have it, folks, there is no Biblical instruction or command to repetitively confess our sins after our initial confession at Baptism – none.

To sum up, repetitive confession of sins is a man made enslaving religious, legalistic ritual and custom. It is just another lie made up by the creatures of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion to keep their followers in a state of bondage, slavery, subjection and subjugation – it’s DeMoniC = DMC or in the exploded view, Domination, Manipulation and Control. They accomplish this tyranny by teaching their followers that they are only forgiven until their next sin, thereby perpetuating their reproach and guilt cycle – fear based manipulation.

This modern Pharisaical system is just another form or type of animal sacrifices only without the animals. In ancient Israel, when animals were offered as a sacrifice they only covered the recent sins of the sinner, as soon as he or she sinned again, then more animals were required as a sacrifice to cover their new or latest sins. Under this system they were never truly forgiven as we are under the once for all time sacrifice of Yashua Messiah. So with repetitive confession of sins all we are doing is trampling over that precious sacrifice of our Lord Yashua Messiah.

With that said, I now call upon all my brothers and sisters in Yashua Messiah who are held captive to this Satanic tyranny to set themselves free of it and walk away from these people whilst you still can. Put your trust in The Father God and His Son Yashua Messiah and Them alone, walk away, be free and live free under His awesome Glorious Grace where ALL your sins are forgiven.

John 8:32 (KJV) And ye shall know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.

John 8:36 (KJV) If The Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

14 thoughts on “Is Repetitive Confession of Sins Scriptural?

  1. Greetings Mr. Crosby,
    Most recently I was introduced to your blog at a point when I desperately needed to engage an uncommon commentary style such as yours. One, that, in my opinion was essentially like eating raw uncut meat that just gets straight to the point. I am very thankful that I am learning how to obey the Holy Spirits guidance, because I was allowed the time and opportunity to thoroughly read through several of your post. I gained a greater understanding about verses of scripture that in the past left me stumped with fear and anxiety at times. The confusion or disconnectiveness I experience keeps me from expanding the depth of scripture on my own. Otherwise I might err one word and change the entire interpretation of a particular verse or scripture. Saying all that I must thank you again for your eye opening and in some cases jaw dropping explanations. Be that as it may I do however have a drawing concern regarding repetitive confession of sin. It is my hope that you would not mind assisting me reach a deeper understanding. My question being whether (Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭3-4‬ KJV) would cause one to infer repetitive confession is biblical? Based on the fact that Jesus is instructing the Apostles to forgive not just once or twice but several times or even meaning as many times as the person who trespasses upon them is willing to repent. If don’t get time to respond, I will continue using this blog as a reliable personal reference and in-home bible study tool. To pour it on even thicker, let me just say I am so very grateful and I truthfully appreciate how sensible your cutthroat thoughts so easily line-up with scripture, your assertive edge flows consistent in each presentation, and your topic choices seem aimed at unique, yet peculiar.

    • Hi Artrese

      Before I respond I will make it clear that I am not a ‘Mr’. Mr is a title that belongs to Rome. Rest assured that this is not a criticism of you as you’re probably not aware of Rome’s pervasive tentacles.

      Thank you for your positive and descriptive comment.

      I must admit I laughed at the ‘uncut raw meat’ analogy. I have never heard my articles described in such a vivid, and yet accurate, way as that before. It is also good to know that The Holy Spirit is working and reaching you through those articles and most importantly alleviating the fear/anxiety. It is through the negativity of fear and my past experiences with fear caused by false ministers that I now write the way I do in order to combat it within myself and to help others do the same. Love casts out all fear.

      The Luke 17 verses you mentioned are refering to our relationships between us and our brothers and sisters, not our relationship with The Father who has forgiven us all our sins – past, present and future. The fact that we HAVE been forgiven puts an automatic obligation upon us for forgive our brothers and sisters if they sin against us i.e. cause us harm, injury, loss or seriously offend us. Provided they are repentant i.e. admit humbly that they are in the wrong, then we MUST forgive them. If there is no sign of repentance then we are not obliged to forgive.

      This, though, has nothing to with our perfect standing in The Father’s sight. Even though we are forgiven, our old dead man rears his ugly head all too often and we do and say things we wish we hadn’t and as Paul encapsulates:

      Romans 7:25 (KJV) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

      One point I would also like to add and that is with regard to your comment about OBEYING The Holy Spirit. There is no obedience involved in this Spiritual concept. The Holy Spirit leads us and we follow willingly and voluntarily not because we HAVE TO. If obedience is anywhere involved in this arrangement, and we fail to obey, then punishment via condemnation must follow, and the fear returns to our psyche and inner being due to the guilt involved through failing to OBEY.

      • Hello Charles,

        Thank You for the prompt response and the time taken in order for you to do so. Leaving the comment was like a shot in the dark for me. I hoped for a reply but was not expecting it to come so quickly. I appreciate your feedback and I totally agree with the assessment given concerning one being obedient to the Holy Spirit. Your insight was well received and an eye opening experience. As failing to obey is a reoccurring event that I admit I’m aquainted with. Although I have noticed remaining in constant fellowship with Our Heavnenly Eternal Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ, the working of my faith through Christ causes a peacful surrender. The more I abide in Christ I become more and more reliant upon the Holy Spirits guidance. Otherwise I’m trying to perform stunts as acts of obedience. In essence, I no longer think I’m a robot being programed to complete a certain amount religious task day to day, if that makes any sense.

        Regarding the scripture I presented you from Luke, I am aware the verse is speaking in direct relation to the brethren. However, I do apologize if I didn’t express my stance clearly. I was only suggesting that it too has been used to confirm the constant need for continual forgiveness of sins. Maybe this happens because some view the content outweighs the context of scripture. Which is leading me to question why the Lord’s prayer which is also used to confirm the practice is required. Forgive me if it seems I’m opposing your commentary. That is not intended my only intention is to gain a better understanding of the concept conjuctive with scripture. So if Jesus himself taught the disciples not only to ask for their transgressions be forgiven, but to forgive those who transgress against them is there really any harm if one chooses to do so by compulsion? I’m not trying to where you down with another line of questioning but sometimes I feel like a dunce confessing sins that where paid for in full on Calvary. On the other hand I feel disobedient because others around me esteem the practice so highly.

        The easiest way to explain myself is to illustrate a particular image that has been stuck in my head. It starts out with me going to the store to buy a gallon of milk. When I return home, I put the milk in the fridge. The next morning I pour less than 1/2 a cup of milk into my coffe mug. Not fully paying attention I notice almost a tablespoon spilled out onto the countertop. Instinctively I react by grabbing a dish rag gracfully wiping the messy counter clean once again. At this point I’m led to consider the reason why I wouldn’t get in my car, drive to the store, and stand at the check out begging the checker to let me repay for a gallon of milk that I already paid for in full one day prior. Then I Imagine trying to explain to the checker that for no good reason other than the fact that a little milk spilled out onto the counter so now I’ve come in to pay for it again. Nothing more can be gained from this transaction that was completely finished yesterday. My next thought considers purchasing another gallon of milk so I can start over and try my best not to spill any of it ever again. Even so this type of thinking is just as ridiculous as the first, because there’s already more than enough or at the least a sufficient amount of milk (grace) in the fridge at home.

        Please excuse all my babel it’s kinda like my worship it can be hard to turn on at times but it’s even harder to turn it off.

      • Hi Artrese,

        You must excuse me, because I have edited the salutation of your comment by removing the ‘Mr’. If it had remained “Mr Crosby” I could not have responded to you, due to the fact that ‘MR Crosby’ does not exist. Please call me Charles.

        With regard to the so called ‘Lord’s Prayer’ it must be seen as an Old Covenant prayer i.e. conditional. if you obey my commandments you will prosper if you disobey my commandments you will be punished. Likewise forgive others or you will not be forgiven. This also means it was forgiveness based upon our performance, our righteousness and our goodness.

        Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) was under The Mosaic Law when He walked this earth and He kept The Law. He also taught from the Old Testament Scriptures so nothing really changed until after His death and resurrection when Grace fully came in and all things conditional and Law based went out, including the ‘Lord’s Prayer’.

        Re the milk perhaps the old saying “It’s no use crying over spilt milk” has its roots in the Holy Scriptures.

  2. Woe to me Charles! I apologize for being so thoughtless by addressing you way too formally.
    With that said, words to thank you I cannot find. My heart is swollen with gratitude, yet no words can express justly. To God be the Glory, Honor and Majesty; Bless the name of our Lord, our Savior and our Redeemer who lives forever. Psalms 81:10

  3. Hello,
    I hope you reply to this, I am in great need.

    I am Obsessive Compulsive, and my compulsion is based on confession. For many years I was an atheist until I turned 26. The Father has been a great help in my life and I was able to found peace and stability. Unfortunately my compulsion grew worse. I always had the tendency to confess to those I have sinned against, even sins they don’t know about like fantasies or cursing against them, from the small sin to the big sin. Or when I meet someone new, a woman I start getting all compulsive to confess my past.

    I really had hopes that the Father had strict and strong foundations that I could rely on that could negate my compulsiveness. But after reading James 5:16 it became worse. This all became worse after reading about restitution from the Old Testament, Matthew talking about making amends with your brother in faith in 5:24 or Romans 10:9 making me think that I have to verbally confess sins.
    But to summarize, what is James asking us to confess? Sins or faults don’t seem to have much difference between them.

    And can you please help me, Paul seems to be very inclined into using the mouth to confess (Romans 14:11; Phil 2:11; Romans 10:9). If I confess to someone can’t it be a letter, does it has to be verbally?

    • Hello Bruno,

      First question: Are you plagued with guilt?

      Second question: Do you attend a ‘church’ each week?

      Third question: Do you use social media – Facebook etc.?

      The first thing you MUST learn is that YOUR THOUGHTS are YOUR BUSINESS and YOUR BUSINESS ALONE, unless you share those thoughts with The Father in your prayers, but there is no need to confess them as sins because He has already forgiven you ALL YOUR SINS at Baptism. That’s if you are Baptised. Just realise that you are not obliged to share your PRIVATE thoughts with anyone.

      Yashua Messiah knows what you’re going to think and do before you even do it – He knows you that well.

      Your comment tells me that you haven’t understood my article above so please read it again and again until you fully understand what confession is, that is, confessing with your mouth that Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) has come in the flesh – that’s what confession is and nothing to do with confessing sins.

      Romans 14:11 (KJV) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

      This verse is about the future second resurrection when ALL mankind will bend their knees and confess their sins to God. It’s nothing to do with those born of God NOW.

      Philippians 2:11 (KJV) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      Romans 10:9 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

      These two verses are nothing to do with confession of sins but, rather, confession that you believe that Yashua Messiah has come in the flesh.

      Brother Charles

  4. Hello Charles,
    My name name is David Alexander, and I’m a young man who appreciates and seeks the Truth. Here’s my question. Can we, God’s children be perfect after being saved? I’m very confused Charles would you be willing to help me out? I dont understand how we can be perfect in this physical body because of what Paul says regarding our sinful nature. Im saved but, i still carry my flesh with me therefore a sinful nature accompanies me correct?
    Norhing is impossible for God. i believe we can be made perfect . not through our own efforts but, by having faith in Christ to guide us correct? Im 19 years old and my biggest fear is not being free due to my ignorance of the truth. I need your help brother.

    • Hello David,

      Not “can we”, WE ARE made sinless at Baptism and the receiving of The Holy Spirit, but we are not made perfect. Sinlessness and perfection are two different things.

      1 John 3:9 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

      Perfection is really maturity which comes with learning and experience but this has nothing to do with being made sinless.

      Tell me what you think happens at Baptism (full immersion) and the gifting of The Holy Spirit.

      • I think baptism is when you’re sins are washed away. By accepting Jesus as my savior, my sins are permanently forgiven and the holy spirit now guides me.
        Thank you for answering my question.

      • That’s only part of it. First, ALL your sins are forgiven – past, present and future sins.

        Second and foremost your body of sin DIES in the watery grave with Yashua Messiah in His death and then you are raised anew through His resurrection to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

        This makes you a NEW CREATION – a NEW MAN that cannot and does not sin. Your old man of sin is now dead. Do you understand this?

        Furthermore you CANNOT ACCEPT JESUS as your saviour – YOU MUST BE CALLED BY THE FATHER. Can you remember the moment you were called?

        John 6:44 (KJV) No man can come to me, except The Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

        John 6:65 (KJV) And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

  5. When i was a younger teenager, i was living in an uncomforrable environment. I was very unsure of myself around my generation. My fathers wife mistreated me due to the resentment and hate she shared with my mother. I was humbled by not fitting in with others.My father was rarely in my life and finally moving in with him did not benefit me. I grew very stressed, anxious, and depressed because i felt cornered and empty. I began to pray and i felt at ease. I began reading the scriptures whenever i felt overwhelmed and it helped alot. I had no religion at the time. My family is catholic but, to me cathlocism always seemed fishy. ever since i found refuge in God to this day i still have the strong desire to get closer. I believe i was called. I found myself always being drawn toward the truth. I grew in LA Charles. Los angeles offers a very dark lifestyle. Gangs, women, drugs, parties, etc..
    I had the.desire to be a part of this but, i felt myself being called all the time until i chose to give up these desires.

    • Looks like you have had a rough ride. I can see some similarities in your life to mine – especially the not fitting in with my peers as a young lad.

      Sounds to me like a calling and as long as you begin to see it like that you will be OK. Study up on the word ‘calling’ in the Holy Scriptures. Here is an example:

      2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV) Who hath saved us, and CALLED us with an Holy CALLING, not according to our works (our decision), but according to His own purpose and Grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. (Brackets mine)

      NOTICE: “which was given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN” – that is Presdestination.

      Romans 8:29-30 (KJV) For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also CALLED: and whom He CALLED, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.

      Real Christians are called and chosen and no one can make a decision for Christ of their own initiation or volition

      Thanks for sharing and your contribution.

      Brother Charles

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