Jesus addressed this matter saying, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23).
- Psalms 69:5 O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Luke 13:3 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:10 For in that he died, he died to sin once: but in that he lives, he lives to God.
Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
- Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.