By confessing our sins to God, we’re agreeing with Him that we have sin and still sin. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8
Confession of sin is not the basis of our forgiveness; it is one of the traits that show we are truly in Christ, where all our sins are covered by His blood. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. As we confess our sins, we know that Christ has already paid for them in full.
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