This is a very good sermon on repentence by J. Edwin Orr"The Missing Link"http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=690
Hi UntoBabes,Did you add a title to your first post (or accidentally delete it)? I can click on the empty space in the title section in the ARTICLES AND SERMON section to get to this thread.
Hello ccchhhrrriisss,I forgot to add a title to it. Thank you so much for helping.
UntoBabes,I just listened to the sermon. It is EXCELLENT! He hits the nail right on the head, while remaining calm and gentle. Praise God! Everyone should listen to this message.In Christ, Renoncer
What a gentleman, and he caught the redefinition of words that slowly changed over time for 'repentance' to just mean 'feeling sorry' for ones sins, not actually interested to overcome them. Found another author that puts that changed definition into a picture of how redefining all biblical terms led to a changed meaning of grace. What resulted in an "adulterous affair" or 'playing the harlot' :"In the present day churches Repentance is like the man committing adultery on his wife asking forgiveness while the adulterous woman REMAINS in the house! He entreats his wife to return, out of mercy and love, but has no intention of sending the other woman packing because he can’t help being what he is. The wife has to agree on the living arrangements and HOPE that his heart will eventually change and concentrate all his love on her. THIS is the OVERWHELMING mind-set of MOST so-called Converts in the churches today. They expect God to Cover their adulterous affair with the world by His Grace and invite them into His Kingdom in the end. Not that the Repentance SAVES you or makes you righteous, (it’s the Blood of Christ alone that forgives sin and works redemption!) BUT that it has PROVED your heart (Will) has Changed and this subsequently is followed by a TRANSFORMATION of Conduct. The Sin STOPPED! The Old man is Put to Death and NOW the process of Growth, maturity and further holiness can occur." http://standingthegap.org/preaching_the_lie.htm
hi, after many ,many years i have been convinced that repentance is the turning over ones rule over their life to Christs rule. if one dies to self and allows Christ to live then that one be walking in the Spirit and not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh.that is repentance . when we invite someone to repent we are saying "come and die".but in that death is eternal life. if you could repent from sin you would not need a saviour for He has conquered sin already.jimp