Why do I confess: “I believe in the forgiveness of sins”?

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I confess that I believe in the forgiveness of sins, because I am certain that I cannot through my own strength and works be acceptable to God and be justified in His sight, but forgiveness of sins is given to me a gift by grace through faith in Jesus. Forgiveness of sins is the same as justification.

Ps. 130:3-4: If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared.

Eph. 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God – not of works – lest any man should boast.

Rom. 4:6-7: God imputeth righteousness without works, saying: Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.