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The Importance of Repentance

Repentance is a commandment, yet few Christians understand what it is. As a result, few ever truly repent. Many believers know they need to change their ways, and they vow to do it, but their mind and their will are never changed.

Repentance is a gift from God for the believer. David said, “Turn me, O God” (Psalm 85:4). Jeremiah said, “Turn me, and I will be turned-and then I will be instructed. Surely after that I was turned, I repented” (see Jeremiah 31:18-19).

These men realized that repentance is not by the will of man nor the will of the flesh, but it is of God. Repentance is a very precious thing. When things are not right in our lives, one of the greatest privileges in the world is to hear the Word, agree with God quickly, and repent.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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