Category Salvation & Judgement

Repentance As A Part of Faith

Repentance is part of the “process” of faith. We not only “believe” Jesus – affirm that He and His words are true – we also “trust” Jesus (interesting that Greek has a verb for “faith”, but English does not; we’re stuck with “trust”) as He Who has borne our sins upon His cross so that we may be forgiven, Who has risen from the grave, opening the graves of men, that we may have everlasting life.

We aren’t going to do that, until we have come to understand:

  1. Who God and Christ are,
  2. what our condition and position before God is,
  3. that we have no remedy in ourselves to overcome our lostness, our guilt, and our condemnation, BUT
  4. that in Christ, that remedy has been fully provided, through His death & resurrection,
  5. that we must come to Christ, acknowledging our sin, our powerlessness to remedia...
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Summary of the Meaning of Repentance in the New Testament

Nearly every presentation of the gospel in the New Testament includes a call to repent(ance).

Most do not specify in the text what is meant by repent(ance) nor specify to or from what a person should repent.

The majority of passages that do specify, refer to repenting from sinful actions.

One refers to repentance toward God.

Several other passages make reference to turning from sinful actions.

A few passages make reference to turning to God.

Those who argue that because repentance means a “change of mind”, it does not refer to repentance from sin, are imposing their personal doctrinal bias and making assumptions not provided in the text.

Because most references to repent(ance) do not qualify to or from what, we must refer to the passages that do qualify what has been or is to be repented t...

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What is “This” in Ephesians 2:8-9

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 (AV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

8 (ignt) τη γαρ χαριτι εστε σεσωσμενοι δια της πιστεως και τουτο ουκ εξ υμων θεου το δωρον

9 (AV) Not of works, lest any man should boast.

9 (ignt) ουκ εξ εργων ινα μη τις καυχησηται

(for full parsing, please see the following link:

To what does the word “this”, touto  in the Greek, refer in Ephesians 2:8-9? Every pronoun must refer to a noun used in the same context, usually prior to the use of the pronoun, though not universally so, or to a concept expressed in relationship to its use...

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John 5:37-43” “I have come in the name of My Father, and you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name, that one you will receive.”

John 5:37-43:

And the One sending Me, Father Himself, has witnessed concerning Me. Neither His voice (sound) have you ever heard nor (a) glimpse of Him have you seen. And His word you have not abiding in you, that Whom He commissioned, This (one) you believe not. You search the Scriptures, that you suppose in them to have eternal life, and those are the testifiers (testifying ones) concerning Me! And you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. Glory from people I receive not. However, I have known you, that you have not the love of God in yourselves. I have come in the name of My Father, and you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name, that one you shall receive.”

“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me...

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Destroy This Temple and I Will Raise It Up in Three Days – John 2:19-21

John 2:19-21  Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ Then said the Jews, ‘Forty-six years was this temple in building, and will You rear it up in three days?’

But He spoke of the temple of His body.

The depth of these two simple sentences cannot be exaggerated.

The temple – dwelling place – is the body. Christ, the fullness of God, dwelt in human flesh from conception.[1] His body was not God; God is not flesh, but spirit, yet He took up residence in an human body in order to bring us salvation.

Though men would “destroy” the body of Christ, they could never destroy Him personally. The eternal God can never die, having power over life and death...

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Summary of What is Happening in the World At This Time

A brief explanation of world events as they unfold, concerning the Great Reset (one-world government) and what these events represent in God's prophesied end-time process before Christ returns to judge the nations and restore His creation.Read More

Parable of the Wedding Invitation

Matthew 22:1-14

And answering, Jesus again spoke to them again in parables saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is likened to an human king, who makes marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call the invited to the wedding and they were not willing to come.

Again he sent other servants saying, “Tell those having been invited, ‘Look! I have prepared my dinner: my bulls and my fatlings have been killed, and all are ready! Come into the wedding.’”

But uncaring, those went away, one indeed to his own field, the one yet to his merchandise.

But the rest, taking hold of his servants, abused and slew them.

But hearing [this], the king was angered, and sending his armies, destroyed those murderers and burned up their city.

Then he said to his servants, ‘Indeed, the wedding is ready...

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The Importance of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single-most important event in world history. Single, because His resurrection is completely dependant upon His crucifixion, yet without His resurrection, His death would have been futile.

Paul wrote that, “if we are planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall also be of His resurrection.” Romans 6:5 Yet he also wrote: “… if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:17

Through the death of Christ, forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God[1] is made available to men, and through His resurrection we receive eternal life. Without Christ’s death, there is no forgiveness; without His resurrection, we have no hope beyond this world...

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The Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, and the Gospel of Salvation

Mt 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mt 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Mt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Mt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Mt 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


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Repentance in the New Testament

Repentance in the New Testament

3338   μεταμέλλομαι metamellomai             from 3326 and the middle voice of 3199; v       AV-repent 5, repent (one’s) self 1; 6

1) it is a care to one afterwards

1a) it repents one, to repent one’s self

3326 μετά meta             a primary preposition (often used adverbially); prep        AV-with 345, after 88, among 5, hereafter + 5023 4, afterward + 5023 4, against 4, not depart

1) (with genitive)

1a) amidst, among

1b) with

2) (with accusative)

2a) into the middle of, among

2b) after, behind

3) (as a prefix)

3a) association, fellowship, participation with

3b) exchange, transfer, transmutation

3c) after

3199 μέλω melo  a root word; v;       AV-care 9, take care 1; 10

      1) to ...

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