"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:9 Catholics get a bad rap among most evangelical Christians for habitually sinning and going to get forgiven by the priest at confessional. What is the difference between these Catholics and Baptists who go to revivals and hear the above verse and go down the aisle to confess their sins? Is this verse being misused to give a false assurance? Does a believer need to confess his sins in order to receive forgiveness?