The Father commands repentance. Jesus Christ commands and preaches repentance. John the Baptist preached repentance. His apostles preached repentance. Paul preached repentance. They all preached repentance. The doctrine that you can escape God’s judgement of destruction of body and soul in hell, and then be gifted eternal life, without repentance, is a doctrine of devils. An increasing number of professed Christians are falling victim to this ‘watered-down’ biblical doctrine. This is a lie that will lead as many as believe it to hell.
As Christians we should be preaching the same message as Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, the apostles, and Paul were preaching. It is just as important now as it was then. Do not hold back in preaching the truth of God's word. Do not succumb to societal/social pressure to remain silent on the matter. Brothers and sisters, if we hold back our tongues from speaking the truth, then are we not also guilty by omission? How can we allow others to burn without admonishing them and proclaiming the Gospel to them? If you've experienced the good news, and you’ve personally tasted of the heavenly gifts from God, why would you withhold that from somebody else?
Repent: To feel sorrow, regret and/or contrition for one’s past and to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life.
“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38)
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” (Acts 3:19)
“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” (1 Corinthians 15:34)
“When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Mark 2:17)
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:1-4)
From the Orthodox view repentance is important part of self-improvement. Repentance is just an acknowlegement of your own mistakes. It sometimes very hard to do for people. F.e. vaxxers nearly physically can't acknowledge that they was fooled by BigPharma and did the wrong thing. And if they eventually don't repent for believing BigPharma and don't stop doing it in future, they will have no chance to improve their physical lives. Same with spiritual part of human being. Simple as that.
Then I do not trust that they have repented for their own sins if they won't even admit to mistakes or being fooled.
Yes, correct. People tend to get confused because of the faith vs. works debate. We are saved by faith alone, yet we must be changed. Our reformed character must reflect in a change of works. Those works don’t add to salvation but they testify to our faith and surrender to Christ. The concept is “righteousness by faith”.
Yes, we are saved by faith, not of works; and Justified by faith and works.
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Take some psilocybin mushrooms my friend. Looks like you have spray paint over your third eye
Anyone being brutally honest with themselves can't not be in a state of repentence. I believe that is the easier part of the process. What we do with that is a challenge and an increasing one considering the world we're living in.
Repentance is a much easier sales pitch than facing Judgement Day.
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The process is too emotional, which ironically the same scripture also warn against, how deceptive and treacherous "the heart" can be, but you've got people who truly don't feel any remorse for doing "bad" things and many feel quite justified, righteously justified even, and you've got people who feel terrible/guilty about things that the scriptures are pretty cool with, if repentance is a combination of remorse and confession then it's just way too emotional and subjective, chaotic and prone to irrationality, simply telling the truth regardless of emotions is a far more straight and narrow approach, more reliable and ultimately more sane, the "confession" part people can control, emotional factors like feeling guilt, remorse, sadness, fear, etc is all just roll of the dice on your limbic system development, emotions are physiological mechanisms not spiritual ones
Living (partial) within the process of dying (whole) implies that everyone repents while perishing; hence ones struggle to sustain self.
Sustainence comes from without.
a) with/out implies being "within outside"
b) self sustenance represents sustaining self within (partial) outside (whole), hence as reaction (living) within enacting (process of dying).
c) try applying "comes from" to EN'ERGY, noun [Gr. work.] - "internal or inherent power"...coming from whole to each partial implies from surrounding towards center.
d) the inversion of being perceiving within perceivable outside (with/out) represents suggested WITHOUT, preposition - "not with; absence from; beyond, not within".
Those who consent to suggested without lack self discernment of being with(in)out(side).
Discernment is the key in that sentence.
If your government permits and funds baby abortion, infanticide, and child sacrifice and injects innocent children with poison for profit and corrupt loyalties to people in positions of power and you stand by and do nothing and turn the cheek and pray for your enemies instead then what does that make you? Complicit? Unprepared to deal with evil in the present time? A coward? Addicted to Hopium? Waiting for superhero to come down and save you instead of saving yourself?
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Fun fact. You will still perish even if you “repent”.
I'm speaking of the second death... total destruction of your body and soul in hellfire.
It’s a jew. Just ignore it. It doesn’t believe hell exists.
Glow more, idiot.
Enjoy hell, jew.
Sounds like bullshit to me.