to agree with God
1. There is a connection between the confession of sins and the confession of our faith.
(I John 1:9)
A way is opened up to fellowship with God.
2. There is a connection to prayer. (16)
If you aren't confessing your sins, your prayer life is going to be much less effective.
3. There is a connection between confession and fellowship with other Christians and the responsibility we have to one another.
In confessing to one another, our confession to God becomes much more real.
Why confess sin to others? So that you may be healed.
Confession isn't so much revealing a secret. The times you need to confess to others is when they already know what you've done.
There is a stricter judgment for leaders.
Jesus died so that we could confess our sins and be totally forgiven.