Confession and forgiveness are related topics that have been written about plenty elsewhere. Here I will summarize the good news regarding these subjects and provide links for those who wish to look into matters in more detail.
Confession isn’t about admitting sins. It’s about confessing your true identity. Your old sinful self has been crucified with Christ, is dead, and no longer exists.
Confessing sins doesn’t bring forgiveness. We confess because we are already forgiven, and our confession is that we already are forgiven.
We have been forgiven completely. God does not remember any of the offenses we have committed. He’s not angry at all, and never was. He’s in a good mood, always.
There is no more shame and there is no more guilt. We don’t need to be conscious of sins because they have been cleansed.
Confession is not something you do in order to get forgiveness. It’s something you do in order to celebrate the forgiveness you got for nothing. Nobody can earn forgiveness…Confession is only to bring sins to the light of Jesus and to see clearly that they were forgiven all along. – Robert Capon
To Confess Or Not To Confess
Do you have to confess a sin for it to be forgiven?
Confession: Here we go again!
Do Christians need to confess their sin? Part 1
Do Christians need to confess their sin? Part 2
12 Reasons Why Christians Don’t Need to Confess-to-be-Forgiven
Completely Forgiven? When Confession is Bad for You
Is Forgiveness Something God Does or Gives?
Healthy vs Unhealthy Confession
6 Examples of Confession in the Bible
Why Confession is Still Good for You
1 John 1:9 – Something Old, Something New
Are Sinners Forgiven Too?
Son or Sinner – What Are You Confessing?
Why Do People Need to Receive the Gift of Forgiveness if the Whole World is Already Forgiven?
Are We Completely Forgiven?
The Axe of Forgiveness
God Doesn’t Do Half-Jobs: Why Partial Forgiveness Is Completely Bogus
Where Does Forgiveness Come From? And Why Does it Matter?