More accurately, He dealt mercifully with the repentant.
Does that statement mean: If a person has committed great atrocities and at the very last moment of his life, he asks forgiveness and repents his atrocities against mankind, he is forgiven. Some religion teach this ‘absolute’ without saying ‘only if you’re heart is true, this will this occur.’
Confession and repentance should not be synonymous.
Please enlighten me.