Sounds like obvious questions but let me do it. 1. What happens to confessed sins? Are they like completely erased or does God hold on to them just in case you relapse? Would the judgement be based on already forgiven sins? 2. Is blotting out the same as forgiving? 3. Is forgiveness &/blotting immediate or futuristic? 4. What is forgiveness and blotting out? Luke 5:20 (KJV) And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee 1 John 1:7 (KJV) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness Revelation 1:5 (KJV) Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood Isaiah 43:25 (KJV) 25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 44:22 (KJV) 22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.