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"Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the
hope that God will grant them repentance leading
them to a knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 2:25
Repentance is a turning from sin (the most darling sin)
to God. It is mighty work, a difficult work; a work which
is above our power. There is no power below that power
which raised Christ from the dead, and which made the
worldwhich can break the heart of a sinner, or turn
the heart of a sinner!
You are as well able to melt adamantas to melt your
own heart! You are as well able to turn a flint into flesh
as to turn your own heart to the Lord! You are as well
able to raise the dead and to make a worldas to repent!
Repentance is a flower which does not grow in
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its
spots? Neither can you do good, who are accustomed
to doing evil." Jeremiah 13:23
Repentance is a gift that comes down from above.
Men are not born with repentance in their hearts, as
they are born with tongues in their mouths! It is not
in the power of any mortal to repent at pleasure.