We just need to say “sorry” and God will forgive? How is this possible when God says that’s not how it works?
“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” (Proverbs 17:15).
If someone merely tells God, “sorry for my sin” then God would be an abomination to Himself by letting the sinner go without punishment (“the wages of sin is death” Romans 3:23). God cannot simply “just forgive.” He cannot be bribed by good works.
Eat as many pancakes as you like. God can’t overlook sin.