Confess: A word from John’s first letter

‘If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ (1 John 1:9)

'The word "acknowledge" hints at the underlying psychological momentum of this self-aware moment.' | Photo: Enoc Valenzuela / Unsplash.

I found a wonderful book in Huddersfield junk market. It is called The Tudor Regime, written by Penry Williams. It describes the anxiety in which kings and queens in Tudor times lived, always watching out for betrayal. Because of this, everyone tended to keep their mouths shut. During Henry VIII’s reign, Thomas More tried to keep silent but he was finally imprisoned in the Tower of London for fifteen months and then betrayed by the ‘testimony’ of one visitor. He was beheaded in l535.

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