Repentance Is Coming To Terms With Who I Am

Posted: September 3, 2011 in Theology
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Repentance is not becoming someone that I am not. It is coming to terms with who I am. Is it necessary to repent in order to be saved? The answer is yes and no. If you understand repentance as a change of behavior than the answer is no. Expecting someone to change their behavior in order to be saved is salvation by works. If you understand repentance as coming to terms with who I am – a helpless sinner in need of a savior – then yes, that kind of repentance is necessary.

Read the story of the sinful woman in Luke 7:36-50.

“Your faith has saved you, go in peace.”

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Comments
  1. cherish says:

    It means to turn. So if comming to a realization that you are a wicked person outside of Christ and be transformed by the Holy Spirit then yes.

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