In the discussion of repentance, there is an undue emphasis on sin as its focus, and little or no emphasis on the true focus of repentance, namely, Jesus Christ.
Repentance is about much more than confession of sin. In fact, the focus of repentance is not our sin, but worship.
When we think of the word repent, typically our next thought is of sin. We say or hear things like “Repent of your sin” or “If you want to go to heaven, you must repent of your sin” or “Salvation requires men to repent of their sins.” There are at least two problems with such an understanding of repentance.
The concept of repentance is so common in our language and so integral a part of our concept of salvation that the meaning of the word has become blurred and even skewed from its original meaning.
I know I promised to address the “rest” of Matthew 11:28, and I am working on that article. It’s taking a bit longer than I expected. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following personal story. No matter how sincere we are in our efforts, not every sermon turns out as we might … Continue reading Scary Preaching
In plain language, a profession of faith that is not supported by the practical application of that faith is not a profession of faith at all and is useless for purposes of salvation.
A Christian is a person who confesses Christ as Lord and believes in the bodily resurrection of Jesus.
One of the questions the evangelical church must be able to answer with strong conviction and with strong biblical support is “Who Is a Christian?”
Part 2: The first step in repentance is not admitting one is a sinner, but having a personal encounter with the living Christ.
There is no Scripture that requires anyone to admit they are a sinner before they can be saved. Even Baptists believe that there is nothing a person has to do before they are saved.