Confession is not only limited to the confession of sin but it also includes the positive confession of our faith (Heb.4:14;10:23). We are to hold fast to the confession of our faith. If we do not confess our faith, we have nothing to which we can hold fast. The development of our faith depends very much on our confession. Faith comes by hearing and hearing (spiritual hearing) by the spoken Word of God (Rom. 10:17). The same principle by which we have received spiritual life is the same principle by which we continue to grow in this spiritual life.