Here is the link to the Introduction for this Series.
DOCTRINE #39: CONFESS
Confession is the admission by the individual of what he/she did that was done wrong. It ought to have three parts: "I know WHAT I did (specifically stated) that was wrong", "I know WHY I did it", "I don't WANT to do it again". Confession is a SAY. Apologies are only an admission of how the individual feels. There are no apologies in the Bible.
Table of Contents
During April and May, I am posting sixty Doctrines. These sixty Doctrines ought to be used as a diagnostic tool: you ought to begin with Doctrine #1 and see how far you get before you disagree.
If you believe the Doctrine that is presented above, then continue to the next Doctrine.
If you don't believe the Doctrine that is presented above, look at some of the corresponding Scriptures through links to Jonathan's blog and/or look at the philosophical explanation through the links to posts on this blog.
If you still don't believe the Doctrine in question, take some time to state your will what your doctrine is for this topic. Identify the Scripture to support it...and then continue to the next Doctrine.
The original post in this area was titled, "Confess and Repent".
The most "googled" post on this blog covers confession and is titled, "The Only Way To Remove Guilt". Guilt leads to pain...and pain leads to fear. These are the causes for a lot of the destructive acts we witness every day.
In fact, we covered a specific case where this information is most needed: Marriage. The title of that post is, "How To Become A Husband: Repair".
Finally, we saw a Full Confession is a critical part of "The Breaking Process" which ultimately results in Fellowship With God.