Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Humbly Profess your Sorrow and Shame for Sin

Confession 2.20 | ESVWe must humbly profess our sorrow and shame for sin, and humbly engage ourselves in the strength of divine grace, that we will be better and do better for the future.Lord, I repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(ESV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ

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Give Glory to God for His Patience and Willingness to be Reconciled

Confession 2.19 | ESVWe must give to God the glory of his patience and long-suffering towards us and his willingness to be reconciled.O the riches of the patience and forbearance of God! Romans 2:4(ESV) How patient he is toward me, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repent

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Understand the Condemning Nature of your Sin

Confession 2.18 | ESVWe must judge and condemn ourselves for our sins, and own ourselves liable to punishment.And now, O my God, what shall I say after this, for I have forsaken your commandments? Ezra 9:10(ESV) I have sinned; what have I done to you, you watcher of mankind? Job 7:20(ESV)I know that

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Consider your Evil Sins in Light of the Mercies and Warnings of God

Confession 2.16 | ESVThe more mercies we have received from God, the greater has been our sin.You have reared and brought me up as a child, but I have rebelled against you. Isaiah 1:2(ESV)I have ill repaid you, O LORD, as a foolish and senseless person: You are my Father who created me, who made me

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Acknowledge that Sin is an Affront to the Holy God and Damages the Soul

Confession 2.14 | ESVThe offense which by sin I have given to the Holy God.By breaking the law I have dishonored God, Romans 2:23(ESV) and given bitter provocation Hosea 12:14(ESV) to the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 1:4(ESV) And many a thing that I have done has displeased the Lord. 2 Samuel 11:27(ES

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Acknowledge the Great Evil of Sin, its Unprofitableness and Deceitfulness

Confession 2.13 | ESVThe unprofitableness of sin.I have sinned and perverted what was right, and it did not profit me. Job 33:27(KJV)What fruit am I getting from the things of which I am now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. Romans 6:21(ESV) And what am I profited if I should gain the w

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Acknowledge the Great Evil of Sin, its Sinfulness and Foolishness

Confession 2.12 | ESVWe must acknowledge the great evil that there is in sin, and in our sin; the malignity of its nature, and its mischievousness to us.The sinfulness of sin.O that sin might be shown to be sin to me and appear in its own colors; and through the commandment may I see it to be sinful

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Bewail your Sins of the Tongue and Spiritual Sloth

Confession 2.11 | ESVOur tongue sins.When words are many, transgression is not lacking; Proverbs 10:19(ESV) nor can a man full of talk be judged right. Job 11:2(ESV)While the lips of the righteous feed many, Proverbs 10:21(ESV) my lips have poured out folly, Proverbs 15:2(ESV) and known what is perv

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