Saturday, 31 December 2016
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.
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;
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.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. kingdom of God
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
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;
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.