Tag: Confession (home)

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.

permalink source: L. Rochefoucauld
tags: Sin, Pride, Confession

Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, submit, commit, and transmit.

permalink source: Samuel Wilberforce
tags: Commitment, Discipleship, Evangelism, Confession, Gospel, Submission

http://www.notproud.com/confessed.php a website that groups confessions according to the seven deadly sins. Pretty remarkable stuff.

permalink source: anonymous
tags: Sin, Confession

Pious Posturing

Confession is a difficult Discipline for us because we all too often view the believing community as a fellowship of saints before we see it as a fellowship of sinners. We feel that everyone else has advanced so far into holiness that we are isolated and alone in our sin. We cannot bear to reveal our failures and shortcomings to others. We imagine that we are the only ones who have not stepped onto the high road to heaven. Therefore, we hide ourselves from one another in live in veiled lies and hypocrisy.

permalink source: Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline, page 145
tags: Hypocrisy, Confession