Most ViewedA Much Shrewder Man
Broke His Heart
Shot Up A Prayer
The Man Born Blind And Joseph Of Arimathea
A Long Eye And A Short Eye
God Honored Her Faith
A Blank Check
He Thought The Lord Had Made A Mistake
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The Starting-point Of His Faith
Keep Away From Christ
Joy Among The Saints In Heaven
For Twenty-five Years
Big Heads And Little Hearts
Your Message And Not Yourself
In The Very Act Of Obedience
The Biggest Fool In The World
Salvation Is Distinct And Separate From Works
Next, he confessed his sins: "We indeed justly." He took his place
among sinners, not trying to justify himself.
A man may be very sorry for his sins, but if he doesn't confess
them, he has no promise of being forgiven. Cain felt badly enough
over his sins, but he did not confess. Saul was greatly tormented in
mind, but he went to the witch of Endor instead of to the Lord.
Judas felt so bad over the betrayal of his Master that he went out
and hanged himself; but he did not confess to God. True, he went and
confessed to the priests, saying, "I have sinned in that I have
betrayed innocent blood"; but it was of no use to confess to them
--they could not forgive him.
How different is the case of this penitent thief! He confessed his
sins, and Christ had mercy on him there and then.
The great trouble is, people are always trying to make out that they
are not sinners, that they have nothing to confess. Therefore, there
is no chance of reaching them with the Gospel. There is no hope for
a man who folds his arms and says: "I don't think God will punish
sin; I am going to take the risk." There is no hope for a man until
he sees that he is under just condemnation for his sins and
shortcomings. God never forgives a sinner until he confesses.
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