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True Repentance

There is little proper repentance today among believers. Yes, repentance is a gift of grace, but like the gift of salvation, we need to act upon it. Ephraim cried out, "Turn Thou me, and I shall be turned." Then, after he was turned, he repented, and was ready to receive instruction.

Ezra spoke of repentance. "O my God, I am ashamed and blush to look into Your face. My iniquities have gone over my head. My trespasses have reached unto heaven." He said, "I cannot even look at You."

"Repentance" means to work out what God has worked in by the Holy Spirit and the Gospel through rebound. It means to turn from sin to a living God.

A family wrote a beautiful letter, thanking us for sending soul winners into their neighborhood. "There are five of us in the family, and we cannot even tell you what it means to us that people from your church visited our home."

She said, "We were fighting. We were drinking. We were screaming. Our kids were wild. And every one of us came out to visit your church, and every one of us got saved. We have been the happiest household possible during the last five months."

That is genuine repentance.

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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