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Historical Development
==Historical Development==
===Confession In the Bible===
====John the baptist====
John the baptist practiced confession
"Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River." Matthew 3:6
"And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins." Mark 1:5
====The Church====
"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." James 5:16
"Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices." Acts 19:18
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses." 1 Timothy 6:12
"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
==Preparing for Confession==

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