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Do You Confess?

This tract is a classic of Gospel Truth that readers of J. C. Ryle have come to expect from all his writings. His tracts are “pure gold.”
This tract was first published by Drummond’s Tract Depot,
Stirling, Scotland.
Do You Confess?

by

J. C. Ryle
(1816-1900)

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John i. 9)

The question which forms the title of this tract is at all times deeply important. Among the foundation-stones of saving religion few deserve more serious attention than “confession of sins.”

But there are occasions when circumstances give a particular importance to particular doctrines in religion. The assaults of enemies sometimes make it needful to exhibit some special truth with special distinctness. The plausible assertion of some error sometimes requires to be met by more than ordinary carefulness in showing “the thing as it is,’ in the Word. A doctrine may perhaps be in the rear-rank to-day, and to-morrow may be thrust forward by the force of events into the very front of the battle. This is the case at the present time with the subject of “confession.” Many years have passed away since men thought and talked so much as they do now about” the confession of sins.” Continue reading