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1 The Truth About Repentance Biblical and Historical Evidence Modern religion, with its ever-changing concepts, has left confusion in many people's minds about true repentance. What Does the Bible Really Say? Do not be satisfied with human theories and ideas when you can know the truth about this important subject. WHAT IS FEEN? Repentance is a religious expression that means the reversal of a person's thoughts, will and actions, as the Greek word metanoia implies, a change of mind. Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Repentance means both repentance of sin and the act of turning away from it. Encyclopedia Americana, Edition 1983 Vol. 21, p.495. Turning away from sin is explicitly a matter of behavior, but it is also a matter of the heart. Dictionary of the Bible, by James Hastings, Vol, IV, p.225. Repentance in the ethical-religious sense means turning away from sin and turning back to God. Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Edition 1962, Vol. IV, p.33. The nature of repentance is not just turning away from, but turning toward. It will make a person stop doing a wrong act and start a new one. Is repentance important to salvation? Ezekiel proclaimed: Thus says the Lord God: RETURN and turn from your idols and turn your face from all your atrocities. Hes. 14: 6 John the Baptist preached, REPENTURE, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Mt 3: 2 God DIRECTORS all people everywhere TO REPENTURE. Acts 17:30 ... if you do not repent you will all perish that way. Luke 13: 3 (S.a. 2 Peter 3: 9) Jesus commanded when He opened the understanding of His disciples to the Scriptures: that repentance should be preached in his name for the forgiveness of sins among all peoples. Start in Jerusalem, Luke 24:47 In response to the question What should we do? said Peter as he was fulfilling the Lord's commission, REPENT, and everyone of
2 Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2,38 True repentance is certainly a command from God and necessary for divine forgiveness; therefore, it is an absolutely important step in God's wonderful plan of salvation for people. HOW TO REPENTURE 1. Conviction of Sin Before there can be true repentance, a sinner must understand and have an admission that he is guilty of sin. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death came through to all men because they all sinned. Rom. 5,12 (S.a. Rom. 3,23) He who does sin also does injustice, and sin is injustice. 1. Joh. 3,4 It is therefore against God (Ps. 51,6) and punishable with death (Ezek. 18,20) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 6.23 A transgressor is also guilty of the blood of Jesus Christ, for the Lord has laid the sins of all of us on Him (Jesus Christ). Isa. 53: 6 However, in Jesus Christ we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Col. 1:14 But unless a sinner repents, he will stand condemned before God on the day of judgment, lost forever (Luke 13: 3; Jude 15; Rev. 21: 8) The knowledge of God's word will reveal sins in a person's life that will bring conviction. When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, those who heard God's word felt like it (they were convicted). Acts 2,37 The experience of God's rebukes also brings conviction. God said in His Word: Those I love, I correct and chastise. So now be zealous and repent! Rev. 3.19 While conviction of sin brings uncomfortable feelings of shame and guilt, when true repentance occurs, it will result in great joy! 2. God-fearing grief Feelings of deep grief, regret, and remorse for sin must accompany a person's repentance. Instead of grieving over personal problems brought on by sin, one should rather show repentance for hurting a loving, forgiving God. Paul wrote to the Corinthians: I am not happy that you have been grieved, but that you have been grieved to repent ... For sadness according to God's will works a repentance to salvation ... but the sadness of the world affects death. 2nd Cor. 7,9 + 10 (S.a. Joel 2,12; Ps. 34,19)
3 3. The Will to Repent The prodigal son came to and said, I will rise and go to my father and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. Luke 15:18 If a sinner is willing to repent, God is willing to forgive his sins. Repent, then, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, that the time of refreshment may come from the face of the Lord. Acts 3,19 4. Asking for grace The first thing David said in his penitential prayer was: God, be gracious to me according to your goodness, and blot out my sins according to your great mercy. Ps. 51,3 Divine forgiveness is not based on the accumulated merits of men, but only on the love and mercy of God .... that Christ died for us when we were still sinners. Rom. 5,8 But the tax collector stood at a distance, and would not lift his eyes to heaven, but struck his breast and said, God, have mercy on me as a sinner. Luke 1813 When we draw near to God, we must throw ourselves unreservedly at His mercy. 5. Confession to God Whoever denies his sin will not succeed; but whoever confesses it and leaves it, will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 A man must be honest; confess one's sins; they openly profess God, not people. If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is righteous. 1. Joh. 2,1 6. Forsake all sin Ezekiel said: Throw away all your transgressions which you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Hes. 18:31 Jesus said to the woman who was caught in adultery, go and go no more SINNING. John 8:11 (Sa 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Cor. 6: 14-17; 1 John 2: 15-16; Titus 2: 11-12) Repentance is actually a crucifixion of one's own sins Nature on the altar of self-denial (Rom. 6: 6; Mark 8:34). A sincere person must turn from all sin and begin a new life in Christ. Paul wrote: Shall we persist in sin, so that grace may be all the more powerful? Far be it! How should we want to live in sin to which we died? Rom. 6.1 + 2 (S.a. 1. Joh. 3,4-9) 7. Asking God for forgiveness After a sinner has given everything to God, he should simply ask God to forgive him all his sins. The Bible says: Take these words with you and convert
4 to the Lord and say to him, Forgive us all sins ... Hos. 14.2 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1. Joh. 1,9 8. Receiving God's forgiveness In order to receive God's forgiveness, we must forgive others. For if you forgive people their wrongdoings, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Mt. 6:14 You must also forgive yourself and forget your sinful past. Paul said: I forget what is behind and reach out to what is ahead and hunt for the goal that has been set, the prize of the heavenly calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3,13 + 14 When you have truly repented, accept God's forgiveness and praise Him! If your sin is also blood red, IT SHALL BECOME SNOW WHITE, and if it is red like scarlet, IT SHALL BECOME LIKE WOOL. Isa. 1.18 For you, Lord, are good and gracious, of great kindness to all who call on you. Ps. 86: 5 RESULTS OF REPENITATION 1. Great Joy When the prodigal son repented, there was great joy. Luke 15:23 Jesus said; I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over a sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who do not need to repent. Luke 15: 7 There is great joy in knowing God's wonderful forgiveness! When the Samaritans listened to Philip's sermon, there was great joy in this city. Acts 8, New Birth Now that the old sinful man is dead by repentance, a believer is ready for the new birth, which consists of the two elements water and spirit. Jesus said to Nicodemus: Unless someone is born of WATER and SPIRIT, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Joh. 3,5 a. Water baptism Of course, death must be followed by a funeral. The old sinful man must be put away. So we are with him (Jesus Christ) BURIED BY BAPTISM in death. Rom. 6.4 (S.a. Col. 2.12) Repentance must be followed by water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 24.47; Acts 2.38) And now, why are you hesitating? Get up and call on his name and be baptized and wash off your sins. Acts 22:16 b. The baptism of the Holy Spirit
5 Baptism with the Holy Spirit is a symbol of the resurrection of Christ (Rom. 6,5; 8,11; Col. 2,12). This completes our new birth and makes us a new person in Christ. Ezekiel prophesied about this wonderful experience: And I want to give you a new heart and a new spirit in you and I want to remove the stone heart from your flesh ... and I want to make people of you who walk in my commandments and keep my rights and do afterwards. Hes. 36,26 + 27 Therefore: if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE; the old has passed, see, the NEW HAS BECAME. 2nd Cor. 5.17 (S.a. Acts 1,8; Rom. 5,5; 8,9; 14,17) The Holy Spirit is promised to all who will obey the word of God. (See Acts 2,; 5:32) Paul emphasized: Because we now have such promises, my beloved, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and spirit, and complete sanctification in the fear of God. 2nd Cor. 7.1 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy spirit, which is in you and which you have from God, and that you do not belong to yourselves? 1st Cor. 6:19 If anyone corrupts the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy; you are that. 1st Cor. 3:17 therefore praise God with your body. 1st Cor. 6:20 3rd Perfect Washing John said: If we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1. Joh. 1,7 (S.a. 1. Petr. 1,19; Rev. 1,5) If God makes us clean from all sin, we are completely clean. It's like we've never committed a sin. As far as morning is from evening, he lets our transgressions be from us. Ps. 103:12 If you desire a new life in Christ, I urge you to repent of all your sins and experience the wonderful, powerful new birth of the water and the Spirit! God is willing and waiting to change your life for the better, today! The Lord does not delay the promise as some consider it a delay; but he has patience with you and does not want anyone to be lost, but that EVERYONE FIND AN ATENCE. 2nd Petr. 3.9
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