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What IS repentance?

Becoming a Christian is a process where an individual turns in “repentance” to the Lord Jesus Christ. This term “repentance” is frequently used in the Bible and as it defines the process of our salvation, it is critical to understand what it means in its original context:

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

So what does this term mean when used in the Bible? It appears there is confusion about this in our culture.

In the short video clip below, Jacob Prasch teaches us the OT and NT words for repentance and provides the Biblical definition:

The term, “repentance” can be diluted and take on a more wishy washy meaning – whilst this may make it sound more palatable, it could also result in uncertainty concerning salvation.

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19)

If you have not yet done so, will you today decide to truly repent of your sins and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ who will give new life to all who want it? This will mean a conscious decision to turn our backs on behaviour that is displeasing to God and instead focus on living for Him. This should not result in us re-defining sin to suit our own cultural standards or removing the necessity for holy living. We will always struggle with the effects of sin but should never change Gods boundaries of morality to compromise with our own fallen standards or societal norms around us. Make the decision today to follow Christ and start a new life in Him – How to be Saved

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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