1st John 1
WHY DO WE CONFESS OUR SINS?
1 John 1:8. Overcoming guilt starts with acknowledging our sin. From a Christian perspective, you have feelings of guilt when you have sinned against God. This sin, this disobedience, can be anything that you place above God. This could be sex outside of marriage, pride, love of money, lying, stealing, and so on. It is a terrible feeling to have guilt hanging over our head.
1 John 1:9. If we choose not to confess our sins and do not accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we cannot have a loving relationship with God. It does not matter to God why we choose not to confess our sins, be it out of ignorance, self-righteousness, or just a continuous desire to sin and be disobedient to God.