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1 John 1:9

Bill contacted us with a common question of believers. “Do you believe in once saved, always saved? What do we do when we sin? Does 1 John 1:9 require us to confess our sins to receive forgiveness?” Confession is as natural to the believer as breathing is to every single human being. When you sin, the light of Jesus shines brightly on that sin and you agree with God concerning the sin – that is confession. But, you don’t confess your sin to receive forgiveness. Jesus Christ has saved you completely. His finished work at the cross dealt with your sins.

Look at what Christ accomplished for you. Hebrews 10:10 says that you have been made holy through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:14 says that by that one sacrifice he made you perfect forever. Jesus cleansed you, made you holy, and then delivered you smack-dab in the center of God’s will, right where you belong.

(Excerpt from Simple Gospel, Simply Grace by Bob Christopher)

Does 1 John 1:9 require us to confess our sins?

Bob explains 1 John 1:9

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