While repentance may mean different things to different people, it is most effective when it goes beyond being sorry, and is motivated by a deep seated love of God for what He did through His Son expressed in appropriate action.
For many of us who speak English sometimes when someone considers another person unsophisticated or conservative they will refer to that person in a derogatory way as “square.” If you are a real Christian, rejoice! They have, probably unknowingly, touched upon two points of Holy Scripture that should bring encouragement to you.
Heaven and Hell are not so popular to talk about these days… But it remains to be the most important topic ever since it concerns your eternal destination. Please give the following a deep and intellectual thought so that you can fathom how serious this is. Thanks for reading.
I remember well the first time I knew on my own that I needed forgiveness.
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, YHWH appeared to Abram, and said unto him, ‘I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect’” (Genesis 17:1). YHWH as Christ told His hearers (Matthew 5:48), which includes today’s true disciples, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” This is a tough target to hit, but because YHWH came in the flesh to redeem us, provided He dwells in us and we in Him, there is power to follow through.
Repentance is not just being sorry, but heartily aligning our thoughts and ways with those of God.
Most people have priorities. While some have trivial things on their personal agenda, others, especially in poor or heavily persecuted nations, have dire needs, viz., where does the next meal come from, how to protect their families, where can suitable drinking water be found, and so on. However, whether ones’ agenda is trivial or of basic necessity, God has an agenda each should adopt as their own.
Wonder when the World with End? Here is the best answer for you!
An inspiration poem for all of us! God is just there ready to listen when we find time in approaching Him.
It is bad enough the world celebrates Halloween. It is even worse when the “Church” does so, when all the time we need to remember the sacrifices many made (and still make) for the sake of the Gospel.