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What is Repentance in the Bible

What is Repentance in the Bible

Repentance is a change of attitude. The person who regrets changes their mind and decides to live differently. Salvation happens when a person repents of their sins and turns to God.

Repentance means “ to change direction ” or “ to change one’s thinking .” God helps us come to true repentance (2 Timothy 2:25). In the Bible, repentance is:

Recognize sin

To repent, a person must understand that they have sinned. Everyone sins. The person who repents is sad because he understands that sin is wrong (2 Corinthians 7:9-10). Therefore, ask God for forgiveness.

Change life

Repentance is not just being sad about sin. Repentance is also deciding to change your life. When someone repents, they decide to turn from sin and live for God. He is not content with sin; wants to do what is right and please God (Romans 2:6-8).

What are the consequences of repentance

The main consequence of repentance is a different life. The attitude towards sin changes. Now the person does not want to continue sinning. With Jesus' help, you can reject sin and choose to do what is right (James 4:7-8).

A repentant person is ready to accept God's correction and learn how to live rightly. This does not mean you will never sin again. But it does mean that you will ask for forgiveness, strive to do better, and fight the desire to sin (1 John 1:8-9).

Another consequence of repentance is freedom from guilt. When a person repents, God forgives their sins. Now he no longer has to live with the burden of guilt. The repentant person understands that he is no longer under condemnation (Romans 8:1-2).

Over time, repentance brings many outward consequences.

God frees us from sin to be able to do good works (Tito 2:14). He puts the desire to do good in the heart and helps to put it into practice.

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