REPENTANCE – WHAT IT IS / ISN’T.

Posted: November 25, 2021 in Repentance, Uncategorized

ATTN: All Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Missionaries, Sunday School Teachers, Parents, Others. There is a “Crown of Rejoicing” for believers who point lost people to Christ for salvation (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20). But there are warnings to all those who twist the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16). Take heed to some of them –

“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers [of God’s Word], knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” (James 3:1).

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8).

“As I [Paul] urged you [Timothy] when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:3).

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13).

“These [false teachers] are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever” (2 Peter 2:17).

What exactly is the Gospel for our salvation? [1] Are you presenting it clearly to those in your care or confusing them with other requirements for salvation? There are many false teachers and many false Christs (Matthew 24:5; 1 John 2:18). Which Jesus saves from eternal condemnation? [2]

Repentance. Throughout the history of Christianity, great confusion has surrounded the condition for eternal life and the meaning of the term “repentance.” Does it mean to do penance for one’s sins? To feel sorrow or remorse for sin? To forsake all and follow Christ? To stop sinning or at least make a determination to sin less? [4]

Dr. Michael Cocoris writes with clarity in explaining the biblical meaning of this term as simply “a change of mind” or “a change of belief.” This book [3] offers a distinctively biblical approach to the subject of repentance. It surveys the words “repent” and “repentance” in the Bible as they are used by John the Baptist, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostles Peter, Paul, and John, and the writer of Hebrews. The key Greek and Hebrew terms are also explained. The result is a refreshing treatment of repentance that is based upon the authority of God’s Word rather than human tradition. This is “A Must Read.”

We’re here to assist you if you are unsure of your eternal destiny. If you’re a true Christian, we want to build you up in your faith and equip you for service to God and others (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).

If you have questions and/or comments, we’d like to hear from you here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please help us by SHARING this with others in your “circle of influence.”

To Be Saved From Eternal Condemnation, We Must –

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily

from the dead on the third day” (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8, 9; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

[1] Clear Gospel presentations –

“Bad News & Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Dr. Manfred Kober: https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Dr. Ron Shea: http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

[2] Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

[3] Repentance, The Most Misunderstood Word In The Bible, by Dr. Michael Cocoris (Click here)

[4] Lordship Salvation

https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

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