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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) from the moment of conversion?

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Why Do We Confess Our Sins If We’re Already Forgiven?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:9Psalm 51
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Gospel, Gospel,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In this text, it appears as though confession is a “condition” for forgiveness. So how do we reconcile this text with the idea that Christians are completely forgiven of all their sins (including future sins) …

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A Summary of 1st John

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Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This is the final article in an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles. Thank you for your patience. Throughout the book of First John, there has been a massive emphasis on what we as Christians can know for certain. …

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What Makes “Seeker-Sensitive” Churches So Unbiblical?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:1-21 John 1:6-10
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, False Doctrine,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Church growth leaders have gone to great lengths to conduct massive surveys in which they ask unbelievers what they would like to see in churches. Thousands of people have responded to these surveys by saying that they want church services to be simpler, shorter, more positive, and most of all, focused on them. Church marketers then go back to the …

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Does The Bible Condemn Those Who ‘Play The Victim’?

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Scripture: 1 John 1:6-10John 3:20-21
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Gospel, Gospel, Gospel,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

Although true Christians should be marked by a life of holiness, we will never achieve a state of moral perfection in this life. Sinless perfection is a lie. We must beware of anyone who claims to be without sin. Very rarely will someone blatantly claim to be perfect. However, many in the American “Church” have attempted to redefine sin in …

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Real Christianity Acknowledges Sin

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Scripture: 1 John 1:6-10
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Sin,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 6 If we say we have fellowship with …

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Real Christianity Begins With The Holiness Of God

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Scripture: 1 John 1:5
Topics: Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of God,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. 5 This is the message we have heard …

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Real Christianity Is Objective, Not Subjective

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Scripture: 1 John 1:1-2
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Right Response Staff

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. INTRODUCTION 1 That which was from the beginning, …

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An Introduction To The Doctrine of Assurance

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Scripture: 1 John 1:5-10
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This article is a part of an extended series of articles. If a particular statement seems to be lacking sufficient support or clarification, we encourage you to go back and read the previous articles, as well as commit to reading the following articles as they are published. Thank you for your patience. Subscribe to Our Newsletter   AN INTRODUCTION TO …

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Dealing With Anxiety and Hidden Sin

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55-561 John 1:5-10Hebrews 2:14-15
Topics: Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

If you are struggling with anxiety and fear surrounding the prospect of death, there may be an underlying reason that you haven’t considered? In this video, Pastor Joel brings one of these reasons to light and provides hope for the Christian.

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Acknowledging Sin

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Scripture: 1 John 1:5-10
Topics: Gospel, Gospel, Gospel, Church Discipline, Church Membership, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Christian Ministry, Discipleship, Evangelism, Worldliness, Assurance of Salvation, Confession & Repentance, Confession & Repentance, Assurance of Salvation, Assurance of Salvation, Anxiety, Culture & Politics, Wisdom & Discernment, Confrontation, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, Doctrine of Justification, Doctrine of Sanctification, False Doctrine, False Doctrine, Doctrine of Sin, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of the Law,
Contributor: Joel Webbon

This week Pastor Joel teaches on 1 John 1:5-10. His focus was on the dangers of claiming to be without sin and attempting to redefine sin.