Thread: Repentance
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Beth View Post
Yes, There are two types of repentance:

1, Repentance for unbelievers for salvation

2, repentance for believers from daily sin
Well, actually there are more than two "types" of repentance in the Bible, but we don't need to go there now. I would rather say that there is one type of repentance and many ways that it is applied. The KEY is correct application of the word where it is found in the Bible.
  • God calls for national repentance on the part of the nation of Israel to introduce the gospels.
  • God plainly calls for his born-again children to repent of their sins.
  • Peter told Simon the sorcerer in Acts 8 to repent therefore of this thy wickedness... What was his wickedness? Read the passage, the man was not looking for a way to have his sin forgiven and go to heaven. His repentance was of a way of thinking.
  • But in dealing with a unregenerate sinner in 2008, what does God say? Well, Jerry needs to be careful if he wants to quote Rev. 9:20-21 to show that people need to repent of their sins in order to be saved. Going to Ezekiel is going to pose a problem when dealing with salvation for today as well.
Definition and Application. Two vital steps in understanding the doctrinal terms of the Bible