Weakness – Paul Washer

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  1. No mention of confession of sin to be faithfully cleansed from all unrighteousness. Washer seems to be somewhat ignorant of basic Christianity and God’s provision in the word.

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  2. Alan, thanks for stopping by again. Actually, if you were to listen to all the material we have put on here by Paul Washer, you would find that he most certainly does believe in confession of sin. This is merely but a small clip of one message.

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  3. Alan – numerous times in the video he refers to repentance and asking forgiveness. I see that as confession, but based on your comment I’m wondering if I am missing something. Can you share a description of basic Christian confession?

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  4. victorysource. I would be glad to share with you basic Christian confession from the scriptures. It surprises me so many in the church seem ignorant of these basic principles of Christianity. You will also find that these truths will assist you in your deliverance from walking in sin, and help immensely in walking in victory over sin as we are taught to do in Romans Chapters 6 through 8.

    The first is 1 John 1:9, I will give you the whole context of Chapter 1 here so there is no misunderstanding. Notice our confession of sin will move Christ in his faithfulness to not only forgive us our sin, but to also cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This is the confession of sin to God.

    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our[a] joy complete.

    5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.

    8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

    James taught that we were to confess our sins one to another. Each believer should have at least one person in the church that we can confess our sins to. We are to do this because healing comes when we openly verbalize our sins before another and are then held accountable going forward if those sins are habitual. This is the confession of sin to one another within the body of Christ and it also brings healing, not weakness. This confession also plays a part in being healed from sickness.

    James 5:16, again I give you the context of this truth.

    13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

    Those are two examples, and there are others. A search on confession would dig them up. These I have known since receiving Christ and was born again 37 years ago.

    One thing I would like to point out while I have this opportunity. I think about this every time I read a post by Manfred and I am moved by the Holy Spirit to share my concerns about his bio, but the Holy Spirit has always told me to hold it, until now. This opportunity seems appropriate and timely. In his bio, Manfred says, ” A wretch saved by grace, with nothing to give my Lord except my sin.”

    Manfred, the Lord doesn’t want your sin, he died on the cross to deliver you and set you free of sin. If you confess your sin, he will forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. God is not looking for those who grovel below him in false humility. He is looking for sons and daughters that reflect his righteousness. We are no longer under the curse of the law (the strength of sin), but are rather empowered to walk in righteous by the Holy Spirit who lives in us by faith. If you walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh.

    No judgment here. If you want to spend your life offering God you sin, that is your choice. God has a higher walk for you. I pray you learn to grasp it and walk in its blessings.

    God bless.

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