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  Concerning Repentance, by James Durham
Repentance concurs in the obtaining of pardon, by qualifying the sinner in reference to the promise, wherein pardon is proposed.
He repents of all sin in the root and seed thereof; and he may well be constructed to repent of and to loathe all the branches and members, when he is seriously humbled under the impression of the indwelling root and body of death.
Repentance may either be considered intensively; that is as it affects the heart with a high degree of sorrow; or, it may be considered appreciatively; that is, when sin is seen and acknowledged.
www.naphtali.com /repentance.htm   (8436 words)

 Repentance - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The English word "repent" is derived from the Latin repoenitere, and inherits the fault of the Latin, making grief the principal idea and keeping it in the background, if not altogether out of sight, the fundamental New Testament conception of a change of mind with reference to sin.
Repentance is that change of a sinner's mind which leads him to turn from his evil ways and live.
The feeling naturally accompanying repentance implies a conviction of personal sin and sinfulness and an earnest appeal to God to forgive according to His mercy (Psalms 51:1,2,10-14).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T7363   (1512 words)

 Discourse on Repentance
Repentance is the arising of the noble qualities within against one's own mean and wicked aspects, putting an end to their domination and destroying all their force.
Thus, repentance is a reaction of the holy, and noble spirit of the human being against the lower animal self; a holy rebellion of the angelic side against the evil and beastly vices within.
Repentance is one of the ways by which one is nourished when one is alive, not in death or after it.
www.al-islam.org /beliefs/philosophy/repentance.html   (7060 words)

 Repentance with Joy Helps You Receive God's Presence!
Repentance is a biblical practice—an activity that describes something you can do for great personal growth and change.
Repentance should be as important a practice to your Christian life as prayer or reading the Bible.
It is a repentance that changes your behavior because it changes your heart.
www.tasteheavennow.net   (2018 words)

 Repentance Before Faith, by W. Curtis Porter
In all these passages repentance Is mentioned faith, and it is concluded by Baptist preachers that repentance must precede faith in the plan of redemption.
It was not "repentance toward God" and "faith toward God." Neither was it "repentance toward Christ" and "faith toward Christ." But it was "Repentance toward God" and "faith toward Christ." When the repentance and faith are directed toward the same person, the repentance is never mentioned before faith.
Well, if this is a correct representation of repentance and faith in the plan of salvation, they should quit preaching that repentance precedes faith and revise their creed accordingly.
www.bibletalk.net /articles/repentance.html   (1134 words)

 Repentance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Repentance is the feeling and act in which one recognizes and tries to right a wrong, or gain forgiveness from someone that they wronged.
One of the key descriptions of repentance in the New Testament is the parable of the prodigal son found in the Gospel of Luke 15 beginning at verse 11.
According to Jewish doctrine, repentance is the prerequisite of atonement (Mishna Yoma Chapter 8, 8).
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Repentance   (2621 words)

The concept of what it means to repent in the Old and New Testaments is difficult to put into clear English.
It merely introduces the complexities of the Biblical subject of repentance and hopefully calls the reader's attention to the importance of this subject.
Those who do not preach repentance or who make light of it or who claim it is the same as faith or who redefine it so that it has nothing to do with sin are not following the Bible pattern for evangelism.
www.inplainsite.org /html/repentance.html   (315 words)

Repentance was a part of the apostles' preaching and teaching throughout their ministries.
Repentance was also required because the kingdom of God, that is, His rule in the hearts of men, was to be established.
Repentance, therefore, is a change of mind concerning man's sinful condition-that he is lost and bound for hell-and concerning who Jesus is and what He has done.
www.bibleviews.com /Repentance.html   (2935 words)

 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Repentance
Repentance, then, is the key to realigning relationships that are off-track.
Given the centrality of repentance in keeping relationships healthy, it is not surprising that prayers for forgiveness figure prominently into the daily liturgy.
The true test of repentance is whether a person, placed in the same situation in which s/he once found himself and which occasioned the original sin, and with the opportunity to commit the sin again, does.
scheinerman.net /judaism/ideas/repentance.html   (1079 words)

 Repentance - Theopedia
Jesus said, “Repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47).
"Repentance is a heartfelt sorrow for sin, a renouncing of it, and a sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ" (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, p.
Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.
theopedia.com /Repentance   (1723 words)

 Repentance - MormonWiki.org
Two other popular, less daunting adaptations of the definition of repentance are used by Mormons, each with their own set of associated doctrinal emphases and standard of worthiness: to demonstrate progressive personal righteousness (to simply be on the path of completing the above outlined process) or to demonstrate genuine effort (i.e.
In other words, it is not real repentance until one has abandoned the error of his ways and started on a new path… the saving power does not extend to him who merely wants to change his life.
The thief's show of repentance on the cross was all to his advantage, but his few words did not nullify a life of sin.
mormonwiki.org /Repentance   (2532 words)

 CHURCH FATHERS: On Repentance (Tertullian)
In short, they would regulate the limit of their repentance, because they would reach (a limit) in sinning too—by fearing God, I mean.
Thus he who, through repentance for sins, had begun to make satisfaction to the Lord, will, through another repentance of his repentance, make satisfaction to the devil, and will be the more hateful to God in proportion as he will be the more acceptable to His rival.
The narrower, then, the sphere of action of this second and only (remaining) repentance, the more laborious is its probation; in order that it may not be exhibited in the conscience alone, but may likewise be carried out in some (external) act.
www.newadvent.org /fathers/0320.htm   (6006 words)

In fact, the call to repent is also issued to the church at Ephesus (Rev 2:5), to the church at Pergamos (2:16), and to the church at Sardis (3:3).
For to include faith in repentance, is repugnant to what Paul says in Acts [20:21]-that he testified "both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ;" where he mentions faith and repentance, as two things totally distinct.
Repentance, dining with Jesus, fellowship-such are the intertwining threads which the Bible uses to weave this tapestry of truth.
www.he.net /~zhodges/repent/repent.html   (8511 words)

Repentance is one of the foundation-stones of Christianity.
Repentance is a thorough change of man's natural heart, upon the subject of sin.
But of repentance, of prayer, of faith in Christ, of seeking God, of caring for the soul—never, never, so long as you live, never be ashamed of such things as these.
www.gracegems.org /24/Ryle_repentance.htm   (9504 words)

 Acts 17:11 Bible Study: Repentance
Many think the word repent means "to get your act together" or to "get religion" or "fly straight"; as if we could.
Acts 2:38 (NIV) Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
We do this by quickly repenting when we are caught meditating on sin, turning to God.
www.acts17-11.com /repent.html   (2511 words)

 Repentance - Easton's Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
This word is used with reference to the repentance of Judas (Matthew 27:3).
This verb, with (3) the cognate noun Metanoia, is used of true repentance, a change of mind and purpose and life, to which remission of sin is promised.
But repentance comprehends not only such a sense of sin, but also an apprehension of mercy, without which there can be no true repentance (Psalms 51:1; 130:4).
www.studylight.org /dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T3105   (212 words)

 Repentance: As far as the east is from the west, so are God's thoughts from our thoughts
Repentance is more than a change of feeling sorry for one\'s sins.
It hasn't penetrated their will, so that they are repentant and say: 'I'm finished with sin, with God's help I will not return to it'.
Repentance is a change of mind, I know you can't repent of your sin - you need God to repent of your sin, and repentance, I believe, is a gift of God - but you've got to be willing to leave your sin if you want the power to leave it.
repentance.lifewithchrist.org   (10893 words)

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The subject of repentance is one which concerns all people who believe in God, and is vital one for the Muslims to understand because our salvation in the hereafter is dependent on our repentance to Allaah, as is shown by Allaah's order:
The problem with many of us today, is that we don't fear Allaah, which means that we don't think twice about disobeying Him and therefore falling into sin, which we give no real tought to.
Repentance is such a great act of worship that doing it can totally erase our sins altoghether, as the Prophet, Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: "One who repents from sin is like one without sin." (6)
www.islamworld.net /repent.html   (1032 words)

“A discussion in which biblical repentance is distinguished from faith: the sole condition for eternal salvation.”
Note: By clicking on an endnote number in the body of the study, you will be brought to the corresponding endnote in the "Notes" section of the study.
Note: The endnote clicking feature does not work, if you choose to view a particular section of the study.
www.he.net /~zhodges/repent/index.html   (95 words)

 Repentance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Repentance, in my opinion, is probably one of the most necessary and yet least taught doctrines of the Bible.
I hope to get into the reasons why Repentance is necessary, and also other related topics such as sin, the wrath of God, etc.
Below, you will find some links to the Sounddoctrine Web-site which is absolutely full of great sound doctrinal teachings, articles, free audio sermons, booklets, etc!
www.angelfire.com /ak2/apologetics   (68 words)

 Sin Quiz and Repentance Quiz (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The sin and repentance quiz is designed to teach the Body of Christ Biblical truths about sin and repentance.
After completing the sin and repentance quiz, print it out and give it to a friend.
These facts about sin and repentance make great Bible study materials by teaching the Word of God.
www.christianet.com.cob-web.org:8888 /bible/sin.htm   (88 words)

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