Thursday, April 16, 2015

True Repentance

True repentance embraces these things: 

1. A knowledge of sin. 

2. Humility.

3. Deep and genuine abasement of soul before God.

4. Sincere and hearty confession of sin.

5. Shame.

6. Sincere grief for sin.

7. Self-loathing, self-abhorrence.

8. Hatred of sin, sin in every form.

9. Love of holiness.

10. Amendment of life.

[Excerpt from William S. Plumer "Repentance"]

2 Corinthians 7:10 ... For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Psalm 38:18 ... For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Acts 11:18 ... When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.