Biblical Confession

A statement on Biblical versus Positive Confession.

The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). It also says “confess your sins to each other” (James 5:16). But does it tell us to practice ‘positive confession’ – the belief that we should confess all will be well, that we will be healthy, rich and successful? The answer is no, it does not!
Neither Jesus nor Paul practiced ‘positive confession.’ They confessed both positive and negative things on numerous occasions. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus said “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Mt 26:38). This is a negative confession. Did this negative statement bring about his horrible death? No, it was his Father’s will that he die on the cross. More