The declaration of one’s faith. The proclamation or the affirmation of one’s religious beliefs. Declarations such as this should always be based on conviction. Conviction, however, can only arise when all the tenets of the beliefs have been closely scrutinized and examined and when there are no more doubts as to their validity. It is impossible to confess a belief when there are still doubts as to its truths. Such a confession is not based on conviction but on blind belief. The foundation for such a confession is shaky and will not stand the test of time or trials. Such a person, because he lacks conviction can easily lose his beliefs or faith because it was never based on sound knowledge. Such a confession therefore is never real and never was a confession.