"[Jesus said to
them] 'He who is without sin among
you, let him throw a stone at her first....Then those who
heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went
out one by one."
"if I do not go away, the Helper [Holy Spirit] will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come,
He will convict the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment."
"...have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11
"...exhort and convict those who contradict."
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness, that the man of God
may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2
"...execute judgment on all, to convict all who are
ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they
"Jesus Christ, 'who will judge the living and the dead
'at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be
ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke,
exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For
the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine, but according to their own desires, because
they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves
teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the
truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be
watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
[acknowledging] our sins
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess
our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we
say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His
word is not in us."
"...all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem,
went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan
River, confessing their sins."
"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for
one another, that you may be healed. The effective,
fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
[acknowledging] faith in Jesus Christ
"...at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those
in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the
earth, and that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
"Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in
the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not
confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not
of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you
have heard was coming, and is now already in the world."
"...they glorify God for the obedience of your
the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with
them and all men....Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without
wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let
us consider one another in order to stir up love and good
works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one
another, and so much the more as you see the Day
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who
calls you is faithful, who also will do it. "