Monday, July 3, 2017

THE ILLOGIC OF A REPENTANT-LESS GOSPEL



Let's imagine a man who claims he believes but refuses to give up his adulterous relationship. He is baptized, and the congregation extends to him the right hand of fellowship. But then they must withdraw their right hand when he refuses to repent. Absurd? To the max!

Instead, faith includes repentance - a turning from the old life to the new (faith):

  • “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)  

Therefore, to deny the need for repentance to be saved is to deny salvation and to preach a false gospel.

2 comments:

  1. When I am witnessing and testifying and sometimes counseling people that are in my life, concerning salvation and repentance, I often think of it as a process. This is because I think that salvation is first about a relationship with The Lord (which takes time) moreso than about admission to a Church congregation and heaven after leaving this world. I believe those things are The Lord's prerogative. np

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    1. Our job is to walk in step with the Spirit,

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