Friday, April 14


Straight paths in the Desert.....
Repentance is a gift of God’s grace that goes hand in hand with saving faith in a sinner’s heart and mind. Just as a sinner looks with faith to the atonement of Christ for salvation, he will in repentance turn from a life of sin to Christ. Sin is the reason that the atonement of Christ was needed for salvation, and a sinner will regret and hate his sin. There will be a radical change of attitude and direction in his life as he endeavors to live for Christ. Repentance is not the cause of being born again but is a result of this new birth. When sincere repentance is given to God, he will forgive our sins…. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). Without repentance there is no forgiveness of sins and no salvation (Luke 13:3 and Acts 17:30-31). Repentance, like saving faith, is a gift from God…. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, (2 Timothy 2:25).

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