Sin, Confession, Repentance

Sin, Confession, Repentance

It seeems that many churches have forgotten sin and that redemption therefrom requires repentance and confession. It is vital that we recall, the true remedy to society’s ills is to repent, that is turn toward Christ and embrace Him as Lord and confess our sin and need for redemption.  So we present this Reference Guide as a reminder.



  • Sin has consequences (Genesis 3:1-19)

  • God must punish sin (Exodus 32:34)

  • Our consciences can identify sin (2 Samuel 24:10-15)

  • We should humbly confess our sins to God (Ezra 9:5-15)

  • We should ask God to forgive our sins (Psalm 51:1-10)

  • Stay away from people who lead you to sin (Proverbs 1:10-19)

  • Sin begins in the mind (Matthew 5:27-28)

  • All people have sinned (Romans 3:23)

  • Sin leads to eternal death (Romans 6:23)

  • Jesus takes the penalty of our sin on himself (Romans 8:1-2)

  • Sin begins with temptation (James 1:15)

  • We can sin by avoiding something we should do (James 4:17)

  • God is willing to forgive our sins (1 John 1:8-9)


  • Sin must be confessed (Leviticus 5:5)

  • God will restore those who turn away from evil (2 Chronicles 7:14)

  • Remorse accompanies confessing sin (Ezra 10:1)

  • God forgives confessed sins (Psalm 32:5)

  • Do not try to hide sin (Proverbs 28:13)

  • Confession of sin accompanies a changed lifestyle (2 Timothy 2:19)

  • God purifies those who confess their sin (1 John 1:9)



  • Repentance of sin opens the way for a relationship with God (Luke 3:7-8)

  • Unless we repent of our sins, we will perish (Luke 13:3-5)

  • Angels rejoice when a sinner repents (Luke 15:7)

  • Forgive those who repent of wrongs done to you (Luke 17:4)

  • Repentance is essential for the Holy Spirit to work (Acts 2:38)

  • God can use difficulties to encourage us to repent (2 Corinthians 7:9-10)

  • God would like everyone to repent and believe (2 Peter 3:9)



Adapted from NLTse Bible Verse Finder. Tyndale House Publishers. 2013

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