IF =is defined as Condition, Requirement Or Stipulation in my Dictionary.
8 IF WE( Christians) claim to be Without Sin, WE DECEIVE ourselves and the TRUTH IS NOT in US.
9 IF WE CONFESS Our SINS, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
"IF" WE CONFESS Our SINS,
Let's Not Be Iffy! Now!!
"we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
We have to confess our sins.
God Is Not a Liar!
A Condition, Requirement Or Stipulation to be Forgiven.
Not a One time Confession.
John is addressing Christians.
I don’t understand your point. Of course a believer confesses his sins (with a humble heart to our sovereign God).
Are you thinking a regenerated man would attempt to hide his sin?
Are you thinking an unregenerated man would confess sin on his own accord? Or that by doing so by the prompting of others, rather from within his own heart, he might be saved?