Repentance is a major theme of the Bible and a requirement for sinful humans to approach the holy God. But what does repent mean? What is repentance?
In order to please God, we must learn how to repent of sin and change how we think. To repent, we must recognize the superiority of God’s mind, acknowledge personal guilt, live by God’s Word and turn from our thoughts and ways. Read on for more specifics about how to repent.
“Repentance from dead works” is listed as a fundamental doctrine in the New Testament. What are “dead works”? Must we repent of those works today?
Are there different kinds of sorrow? The Bible clearly explains there are. In fact, a vital part of repentance is learning to come to the right kind of sorrow.
Overcoming sin―changing―should not be left to chance. A definite plan is needed. What steps can we take to ensure success?
Judas Iscariot and King Saul both recognized their sins, but did they actually repent? What is God really looking for in a repentant sinner today?
Can a person put off repentance until the final hours of life and still receive salvation? What does the Bible teach about deathbed repentance?
This story is one of the most famous and beloved of all Christ’s teachings, and it provides a neglected lesson that remains relevant for us today.
Scriptures emphasize that our thoughts are of great concern to God. He has the ability to read our minds and to discern our motives.
Evil is hateful—it harms people—and yet God allows it to thrive! It seems incongruous, and yet we see it exists and has existed for millennia. When will it end?
Sometimes life throws turning points at us. Other times we must create them. Either way, our choices shape the people we become. Who will you be this year and beyond?
God has a purpose for guilt—to lead us to repentance so it can be washed away. But feelings of shame and guilt too often are misguided, mishandled and unending. Or buried, rationalized and ignored.
Everyone sins, but what we do afterward is vitally important. Consider what these first-century men continue to teach us today about sin and repentance.
What does the Bible mean by a broken and contrite heart? Why does God value and promise to actually dwell with those who are crushed, bruised or smitten?
When you’ve made a decision to turn your life around and attempt to live in harmony with the teachings of the Bible, it can be disappointing to fall back into old bad behavior. However, a slipup, mistake or even sin can be a temporary setback. It does not mean the goal is unreachable.
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