Saturday, 31 December 2016

REPENTANCE


REPENTANCE


 

Repentance is a change of mind that produces a change of heart and direction- from idols to the true God and from sin to obedience.

 

And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

Acts 14:15 (KJV)

 

But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Acts 26:20 (KJV)


 


For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

1 Thessalonians 1:9King James Version (KJV)


 


But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

Romans 6:17King James Version (KJV)


 


It is a divine command given to all men and must be proclaimed in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins.


 


And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:15 (KJV)


I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:32 (KJV)


And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Luke 24:47 (KJV)


And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts 17:30 (KJV)


Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:21 (KJV)


 


It is granted by God when His truth is believed. The evidence of true repentance is a changed life marked by good deeds and fruit of the Spirit.


 


Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Matthew 3:8 (KJV)


When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

Acts 11:18 (KJV)


But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2 Timothy 2:23-25 (KJV)


 


It leads to salvation if there is godly sorrow for sin according to the will of God.


For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV)


 


With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay