Repentance

  • That Repentance is necessary because sin separates us from God and that the ultimate result of sin is eternal death.
  • That repentance is not a one off, because only our past sins have been forgiven.
  • That repentance involves a change from living our own way of sin to God’s way of righteousness.
  • That an essential step in this change is a total transformation of mind and heart.
  • That one cannot do this on their own human strength, because it is God’s goodness that leads one to repentance who truly desires it.
  • That repentance from sin is obedience to God, because sin is the transgression of God’s Law.
  • That any who name the name of Christ acknowledge repentance is departure from sin.
  • That repentance must be with heart rending urgency, real contrition, tears, deep prayer, and where necessary, with fasting sack cloth and ashes.
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  • That repentance is a change from our human carnal attitude and hostility from God and His Law, to attitudes of submission, love, obedience and worship of God and reliance upon Him.
  • That God’s Spirit will only dwell in those that have a continuously repentant attitude, and a mind which is not hostile to Him.
  • Some Scriptures of Relevance: Romans 2:4; 3:23, 6:23; 8:6-14; 12:1-2; Isaiah 55:7; 59:2; Acts 2:38; 3:19,26; Luke 3:8-9; 13:1-9; Jeremiah 3:13-15; Joel 2:13; Ezekiel 14:6, 33:11, 14-16; Matthew 4:4; Ephesians 3:16; 4:22-32; 6:10 Colossians 1:11; Philippians 4:13; I Peter 5:10; I John 3:4; Luke 24:47; II Timothy 2:19, 21; Daniel 9:3-9, 17-23; I Thessalonians 5:19;