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Re-blogged from Redemptive Love For All. REDEMPTION. Paul defines Redemption like this “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by Faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”. a) Faith in the Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ. 1 Cor, R. V. -- "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." Christ is indeed all these things to us, but, in reality, He becomes such only . Repentance is such an important aspect of conversion that it is often stressed more than faith, as when Christ said that there is joy in heaven among the angels over one sinner that repents. The apostles described the conversion of the Gentiles to Christ as God granting them “repentance unto life” (Acts ). Acts 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. Yet today this precious gift of Repentance which is ONLY available by the grace of God seems misunderstood, forgotten, or .
The idea that people can have saving faith in Jesus without repenting of their sins therefore sharply contradicts John’s Gospel. It is true that this Gospel stresses the theme of repentance less than other parts of the NT do. But we often find that portions of Scripture emphasise some things while teaching more lightly on other things. If repentance were to precede faith, both repentance and faith would be legal in character, and they would become prerequisites for grace. Second, Louis Berkhof appears to have taken the reverse position: “There is no doubt that, logically, repentance and the knowledge of sin precede the faith that yields to Christ in trusting love. Repentance is the result of true salvation in Christ. True faith will make you new. God commands all men to repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. Genuine repentance will lead to a different relationship and attitude towards sin. False repentance never leads to a turning away from sin. salvation means. To repent without faith is false repentance, the mere admission of sinnership. Judas was sorry that he got caught, having a false form of repentance in Matthew Judas felt remorse for betraying the innocent Savior, even attempting to return the 30 pieces of silver, but.
1 Yates, K. The Novelty of Free Grace Theology, Part 1, Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Vol. (Spring ), p This is Yates assessment of repentance in a discussion of the book “The Shepherd of Hermas.” 2 Packer, J. I. From The Scriptures To The Sermon Some Perspectives On Preaching, Ashland Theological Journal Volume 22 (, ). 4) True repentance results in a radical and persistent pursuit of holy living, walking with God in obedience to His commands (2 Timothy –22; 1 Peter ). The focus of Jesus Christ’s mission was to call sinners to repentance: “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke ). Saving repentance is an evangelical grace by which a person who is made to feel, by the Holy Spirit, the manifold evils of his sin, and being given faith in Christ, humbles himself over his sin with godly sorrow, detestation of his sin and self-abhorrency. True repentance comes from a love for God and a sincere desire to obey His commandments. All accountable persons have sinned and must repent in order to progress toward salvation. Only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can our repentance become effective and accepted by God. Make confession unto the Lord, Ezra