Monday, June 9, 2014

Repentance


1. It is God's will that all humans come to repentance (2Pet.3:9)
2. God calls man to repentance
3. Jesus came to call sinners to repentance (Matt.9:13)
4. Repentance is granted through the Sacrificial Death, Resurrection, and Exaltation of Christ (Acts 5:31; 11:18 - Note: Both to Jews and Gentiles)
5. God grants repentance (2Tim.2:25)
6. Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in Jesus' name to all nations (Luke 24:47)
    ->John preached the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel (Acts 13:24)

    What Leads us to Repentance
    1. Goodness of God leads us to repentance (Rom.2:4)
    2. Godly Sorrow leads us to repentance (2Cor.7:9,10)
    3. Message of sincere correction leads to repentance (2Tim.2:25)
    4. God's rebuke and chastening leads us to repentance (Rev.3:19)

      Repentance Involves 
      1. Knowledge of the Truth (2Tim.2:25)
      2. Coming to senses (2Tim.2:26)
      3. Extreme grief over sin (Jer.8:6; Matt.11:21)
      4. Zeal for God (Rev.3:19)
      5. Verbal confession 
      (a) of remorse and grief: "What have I done"? (Jer.8:6) 
      (b) of sins (Ezra 10:1; Dan.9:20; Matt.3:6; Acts 19:18)
      6. Repentance from sins (Eze.18:30)
      7. Repentance from dead works (that don't proceed from faith) (Heb.6:1)
      8. Casting away all the transgressions one has committed (Eze.18:31)
      9. Repentance toward God (Acts 20:21)
      10. Faith toward God (Heb.6:1)
      11. Faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21)
      12. Fruits (works, evidences, life results) of repentance (Matt.3:8; Acts 26:20)

        Warning
        1. The tree that doesn't bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into fire (Matt.3:10)
        2. Those who fall away will not be granted repentance again (Heb.6:6; 12:17)
        3. Christ will remove the candle from a church that doesn't repent to do the first works (Rev.2:5)
        4. Christ will come and fight against the unrepentant with the sword of His mouth (Rev.2:16)
        5. Christ will cast into a sickbed those who commit adultery with the world and are unfaithful to Christ (Rev.2:22)
        6. The Bible (Law and Prophets) is sufficient to persuade anybody to repentance. To someone who can't be convinced by the Bible, no amount of argument nor any miracle will suffice (Luke.16:30-31)




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