Repentance is foundational – “the foundation of repentance,” Hebrews 6:1b – yet, controversial. Is it necessary for salvation or not? Some would argue that it isn’t. Yet there is no little emphasis in the Scriptures on repentance. Sometimes faith is not even mentioned, but rather repentance is set out as the very condition for conversion and salvation. The follow resources seek to explain what repentance is.
Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony
When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...
Will You Follow Jesus Today? Yes or No
How many today, in an overreaction to easy-believism, have made the way of salvation to seem blocked.
I Can’t Repent!
Still he insisted. “I can’t repent! I should if I could!” and the tears rolled down his cheeks, of which he seemed to go utterly unconscious...
What Does It Mean to Come to Christ?
So how do you come to Christ? John 1:39 - He said to them, "Come and you will see."
Christ Wants You Either Hot or Cold
If Christ is better than the things of the world, then go after Him with abandon, be sold out for Christ.
Take God’s Side Against Yourself
If you ever get to the point where you blame yourself for your sin, you are going to get saved.
Unless This, You Will Perish
Charles talks about the absolute statements our Lord made about unless certain things are true you will perish.
God Is Giving You Time to Repent
One of the doctrines that is in great need of definition today is the doctrine of repentance. And I find that one of the great practical...
Stop Trying to Save Yourself
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. - Isaiah 55:1
Today some say that to demand repentance by sinners is to demand works for salvation. But if preaching repentance means preaching works, then lay the charge at John’s feet and Jesus’ feet as well. Then go ahead and make the same charge toward Peter and Paul.