The most complex but simple syllable in the school of life is the plan of salvation. Let us consider this in the light of the academic ladder. There is only one teacher and master, Christ. One teaching assistant, the Holy Spirit and one accreditation board chairman, God. All born of a woman graduates not until death hooks us. There is but one odd, the only teacher of this school presents his work to be copied as an exercise. The other side of this story is that when we copy from other students what the master has done we will always make mistakes. It sounds simple but it’s not because of a danger; no second chance. A mistake made if not corrected before one graduates will provide no room for sit ups; not for better not for worse. Mistakes in doing an exercise have only thing to do; CONFESSION. This takes just telling your teacher “I am wrong on a note” and you are right. When the last breath is shot the accreditation board chairman appends his signature and that is it; a doom or a boom.
Let’s take a closer look at our the nature of confession. In the old testament times by openly saying us mistake on your death substitute; the goat was through with judgment. ( Lev 16:12) Sometimes posture alone handle this task Ezra 9:15. At the other times countenance could help. Dan. 9:3-12. Have you ever experienced a time of pain release caused by an apologetic confession? James 5:16. John puts it this way “ if we confess your sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” Confess here is from “Homologeo” which is from homou and logos.
Homou=together Logos=of speech
Homologeo is therefore openly speaking or perhaps uttering to bring togetherness. Speech alone does not make up the confession that the Bible talks about until one makes up the mind to allow the togetherness aspect. On the cross two confessions were made. Luke 23:39-43 makes it clear that one accepted his mistake and the openly spoke to Christ for mercy. The other accepted he was a sinner but did not ask for mercy so he did didn’t get what he really needed. Accepting we are sinners alone does not solve the problem of sin. We have to move a step further to ask for pardon just as Christ taught in prayer. Christ took confession to another great level. Practically in the plan of salvation if we fail to confess Christ as our master before men he will also fail to confess us before his father. An open proclamation is of faith is the key to salvation.