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3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:39pm On Aug 25, 2017
Religious people often complain that we grace preachers don’t emphasize repentance sufficiently. It’s true. I hardly emphasize it at all. But then neither did the Apostle John.

Here’s something that will fry your mind: Repentance is one of the most important things you’ll ever do but John never mentions the word. Not once. Not in his gospel or in any of his three letters. I guess John must’ve been a grace preacher.

Repentance matters a great deal, but you don’t get people to repent by preaching repentance.

“How can you say such heresy Paul?”

I’ll answer that question in a moment. But first, let me ask you which of the following is the best definition of repentance:

1. Repentance means to turn from sin

2. Repentance means to change your mind

As we saw in the last post, repentance is a lot like football. It means different things to different people. But Biblical repentance simply means “change your mind.” It’s what the word literally means. You can change your mind about anything, but Jesus calls us to change our mind and believe the good news (Mk 1:15). True repentance is evidenced by turning to God.

Your definition of repentance will reveal whether you are living under grace or works. In the Old Testament, sinners repented by bringing a sacrifice of penance and confessing their sins (Num 5:7). But in the new we bring a sacrifice of praise and confess his name (Heb 13:15).

We don’t do anything to deal with our sins for Jesus has done it all. Our part is to believe the good news and say thank you Jesus! It is when we receive his gift of no condemnation that we are empowered to go and sin no more.

No matter how much I preach on grace, some people just can’t see the cross for their sins. They write to tell me I’m under-selling repentance. What they mean is, “Paul you’re not telling people to turn from their sin.” It’s true. I seldom do. I’d rather talk about God’s goodness than your badness.

Yet often the message we hear is this: “God is holy and he won’t accept you unless you turn from sin.” It’s sold as a message of repentance and it appeals to our Adamic sense of “I can fix what I broke” but it’s utterly false. It’s a lie to promote the flesh and keep you from coming to Jesus.

The fact is God is holy and he won’t accept you no matter what you do. His acceptance and favor come by grace alone. Got a sin-problem? Turn to the cross and behold Christ. Come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace. His grace is your only hope.

Here are three reasons why you should reject any message that defines repentance as turning from sin:

1. It puts people under law

Preach “turn from sin or you’re not saved” and you are preaching pure law. You are prescribing sin-rejection as a means for salvation. This false gospel actually leaves sinners worse off because it empowers the sin that enslaves them while scorning the grace of God that might otherwise save them (1 Cor 15:56, Rm 11:6).

The righteousness that God offers is not conditional on your ability to perform. Neither your good works nor your bad works enter the equation. The gospel of grace reveals the gift of righteousness that is received by faith from first to last (Rom 1:17).

2. It doesn’t lead people to salvation

Let me give you a picture to illustrate true repentance. Suppose I call you up and give you an invitation to come to my house. You’ve never been here before so you need directions. There are two ways I could direct you. I could give you my address and provide an accurate picture of where I live. Or I could say, “flee from your house – just drive from your house as fast as possible and don’t look back.” Do you see the difference? In both cases you’re going to leave your house. That’s guaranteed. But only by trusting my directions will you arrive at my house. Repentance is just like that. It’s not fleeing from sin like a Pharisee. It’s turning to God in faith. In both cases you will leave your sin. But only by trusting God will you actually arrive someplace better than where you started.

To get people to repent (change their minds) Jesus preached the good news of the kingdom. He painted a picture of where God wanted them to be (with him here and now) and he gave them clear directions on how to get there (have faith in God).

It was the same with Paul. He didn’t walk into Corinth, one of the world’s most depraved cities, and preach “turn from sin.” Instead he resolved to know nothing but “Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor 2:2).

People need to hear how much God loves them. They need to hear about his unconditional favor and grace. The best way to tell them is to reveal the finished work of the cross. When the Corinthian Christians fell into sin, Paul still didn’t preach “turn from sin.” Instead he reminded them of their identity in Christ. He understood that grace, not dead works, is the cure for sin.

3. We’re called to preach the gospel, not repentance

Should you repent? Of course! I actually think there needs to be more repentance, particularly from believers. Repentance should be our life-style. You cannot renew your mind without repenting for repenting means to change your mind. When I discover something new about the goodness of God, I repent – I change my way of thinking so that my life lines up with what is true. I repent every day and it’s wonderful. I’m not the same person I was even six months ago because I am in the habit of repenting.

Repentance is one of the most important things you’ll ever do but you don’t get people to repent by telling them to repent. Instead, give them a good reason to repent and they’ll repent.

Paul said repentance comes as a consequence of learning about the goodness of God (Rom 2:4). So if you want people to repent, tell them how good God is. Preach the good news, which is this: God loves you, he died for you and he offers you his righteousness. Do you believe it? God’s power for salvation – for your forgiveness, healing, deliverance and provision – is revealed in the good news of grace. Do you believe it? All the blessings of God come to us by grace alone. Do you believe it?

Faith and repentance are two sides of the same coin. Repentance, like faith, is a positive response to something God has said or done.

John says little about repentance but he talks about believing over and over. He said that he wrote so “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (Joh 20:31). The key to life is not in turning from sin but trusting in Jesus.

You want others to repent? Then preach the gospel that reveals the goodness of God: Jesus has done it all!


https://escapetoreality.org/2011/11/28/3-reasons-why-i-dont-preach-on-repentance/

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Greatzeus(m): 8:00pm On Aug 25, 2017
Jesus Preached repentance
From that time Jesus began to preach,and to say,Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.. Mat 4:17.
So much division in doctrines because someone will interpret a clearly written scripture as it favours him for his selfish interest.

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by bloodofthelamb(m): 8:16pm On Aug 25, 2017
SO TRUE..SIR, GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU FROM GOD AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 8:20pm On Aug 25, 2017
bloodofthelamb:
SO TRUE..SIR, GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU FROM GOD AND OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Amen my bro amen!! The Love of Christ has consumed me.... People need to know the truth.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by bloodofthelamb(m): 8:32pm On Aug 25, 2017
YOU ARE STRENGTHENED BROTHER.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Hosannah: 11:47pm On Aug 25, 2017
THE WORD OF TRUTH:

(John 3:5)
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

(Titus 3:4-7)
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

(Romans 10:9-10)
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

(Galatians 5:16-25)
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

(Ephesians 5:3-6)
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

(Matthew 4:17)
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

(2 Corinthians 5:17-20)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 11:05am On Aug 26, 2017
bloodofthelamb:
YOU ARE STRENGTHENED BROTHER.
Amen bro .. Thank u.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 3:25pm On Aug 26, 2017
Afternoon
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by babakb: 4:21pm On Aug 26, 2017
Simply put, Christians are free to sin

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:58pm On Aug 26, 2017
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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:19am On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by damosky12(m): 7:40am On Aug 27, 2017
Greatzeus:
Jesus Preached repentance
From that time Jesus began to preach,and to say,Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.. Mat 4:17.
So much division in doctrines because someone will interpret a clearly written scripture as it favours him for his selfish interest.


We wouldn't have so much conflicting doctrines if people like you can take time to examine posts like this and study your Bible with an open mind.

It's very clear. Repentance in the Greek is "metanoeo". Meta means change. Noeo means mind. So, it's "change mind". Every where you see repent in the new testament (starting from Acts 2), it means change your perception about Jesus. Change your mind. Believe. Repentance doesn't mean "turn from sin" as we have assumed for long.



O.P Let's do more of this. God bless you sir.

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:44am On Aug 27, 2017
damosky12:



We wouldn't have so much conflicting doctrines if people like you can take time to examine posts like this and study your Bible with an open mind.

It's very clear. Repentance in the Greek is "metanoeo". Meta means change. Noeo means mind. So, it's "change mind". Every where you see repent in the new testament (starting from Acts 2), it means change your perception about Jesus. Change your mind. Believe. Repentance doesn't mean "turn from sin" as we have assumed for long.



O.P Let's do more of this. God bless you sir.
Thank you so much my bro... Yes i will...
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 1:21pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:08pm On Aug 27, 2017
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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Janeyinspires(f): 8:34pm On Aug 27, 2017
This post did fried some minds ,jiggaz grin

Preaching about God's goodness,love and grace is the good news.And we need the good news to make people 'change their minds'.

Whoever that's gonna read this post should be open minded about it.

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 10:31pm On Aug 27, 2017
Janeyinspires:
This post did fried some minds ,jiggaz grin

Preaching about God's goodness,love and grace is the good news.And we need the good news to make people 'change their minds'.

Whoever that's gonna read this post should be open minded about it.
Abi oo grin

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by oluspicy: 8:14am On Aug 28, 2017
Janeyinspires:
This post did fried some minds ,jiggaz grin

Preaching about God's goodness,love and grace is the good news.And we need the good news to make people 'change their minds'.

Whoever that's gonna read this post should be open minded about it.

You're right Zoka

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Janeyinspires(f): 11:42am On Aug 28, 2017
jiggaz:
Abi oo grin

Wonder why some Christians are soo quick to say the good news is a licence to sin.

I mean,if you tell me about how God loves me and wants to make my life better,how He's not out to punish me,it should make me change my mind and accept His free offer of an abundant and eternal life.

Preach God's goodness folks,not how God will punish people for sin.Sin that already been punished in the body of our redeemer,Jesus?

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Janeyinspires(f): 11:44am On Aug 28, 2017
oluspicy:


You're right Zoka

Yea.The good news is what makes people change their minds.

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 12:28pm On Aug 28, 2017
Janeyinspires:


Wonder why some Christians are soo quick to say the good news is a licence to sin.

I mean,if you tell me about how God loves me and wants to make my life better,how He's not out to punish me,it should make me change my mind and accept His free offer of an abundant and eternal life.

Preach God's goodness folks,not how God will punish people for sin.Sin that already been punished in the body of our redeemer,Jesus?
Exactly...
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by GoodMuyis(m): 1:21pm On Aug 28, 2017
I find this very disturbing, although I will still read again.

One thing I know is Repentance is embedded in Gospel.

Just like in the illustration, you can't stay in your house and put on the mindset that you are in my house. What you need to do is:
=>Leave your house,
=>Follow the address I gave you
=>Come to my house
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by hayzed1090: 1:44pm On Aug 28, 2017
In a summary, u are free to continue in sin, lying, fornication, adultery, smoking, gambling etc as long as u av faith in the good news.

The truth is, as much as u are preaching the good news, it is still important to let the people know that there is a severe punishment if u die a sinner
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Bolaji21(m): 2:44pm On Aug 28, 2017
jiggaz:
Religious people often complain that we grace preachers don’t emphasize repentance sufficiently. It’s true. I hardly emphasize it at all. But then neither did the Apostle John.

Here’s something that will fry your mind: Repentance is one of the most important things you’ll ever do but John never mentions the word. Not once. Not in his gospel or in any of his three letters. I guess John must’ve been a grace preacher.

Repentance matters a great deal, but you don’t get people to repent by preaching repentance.

“How can you say such heresy Paul?”

I’ll answer that question in a moment. But first, let me ask you which of the following is the best definition of repentance:

1. Repentance means to turn from sin

2. Repentance means to change your mind

As we saw in the last post, repentance is a lot like football. It means different things to different people. But Biblical repentance simply means “change your mind.” It’s what the word literally means. You can change your mind about anything, but Jesus calls us to change our mind and believe the good news (Mk 1:15). True repentance is evidenced by turning to God.

Your definition of repentance will reveal whether you are living under grace or works. In the Old Testament, sinners repented by bringing a sacrifice of penance and confessing their sins (Num 5:7). But in the new we bring a sacrifice of praise and confess his name (Heb 13:15).

We don’t do anything to deal with our sins for Jesus has done it all. Our part is to believe the good news and say thank you Jesus! It is when we receive his gift of no condemnation that we are empowered to go and sin no more.

No matter how much I preach on grace, some people just can’t see the cross for their sins. They write to tell me I’m under-selling repentance. What they mean is, “Paul you’re not telling people to turn from their sin.” It’s true. I seldom do. I’d rather talk about God’s goodness than your badness.

Yet often the message we hear is this: “God is holy and he won’t accept you unless you turn from sin.” It’s sold as a message of repentance and it appeals to our Adamic sense of “I can fix what I broke” but it’s utterly false. It’s a lie to promote the flesh and keep you from coming to Jesus.

The fact is God is holy and he won’t accept you no matter what you do. His acceptance and favor come by grace alone. Got a sin-problem? Turn to the cross and behold Christ. Come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace. His grace is your only hope.

Here are three reasons why you should reject any message that defines repentance as turning from sin:

1. It puts people under law

Preach “turn from sin or you’re not saved” and you are preaching pure law. You are prescribing sin-rejection as a means for salvation. This false gospel actually leaves sinners worse off because it empowers the sin that enslaves them while scorning the grace of God that might otherwise save them (1 Cor 15:56, Rm 11:6).

The righteousness that God offers is not conditional on your ability to perform. Neither your good works nor your bad works enter the equation. The gospel of grace reveals the gift of righteousness that is received by faith from first to last (Rom 1:17).

2. It doesn’t lead people to salvation

Let me give you a picture to illustrate true repentance. Suppose I call you up and give you an invitation to come to my house. You’ve never been here before so you need directions. There are two ways I could direct you. I could give you my address and provide an accurate picture of where I live. Or I could say, “flee from your house – just drive from your house as fast as possible and don’t look back.” Do you see the difference? In both cases you’re going to leave your house. That’s guaranteed. But only by trusting my directions will you arrive at my house. Repentance is just like that. It’s not fleeing from sin like a Pharisee. It’s turning to God in faith. In both cases you will leave your sin. But only by trusting God will you actually arrive someplace better than where you started.

To get people to repent (change their minds) Jesus preached the good news of the kingdom. He painted a picture of where God wanted them to be (with him here and now) and he gave them clear directions on how to get there (have faith in God).

It was the same with Paul. He didn’t walk into Corinth, one of the world’s most depraved cities, and preach “turn from sin.” Instead he resolved to know nothing but “Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor 2:2).

People need to hear how much God loves them. They need to hear about his unconditional favor and grace. The best way to tell them is to reveal the finished work of the cross. When the Corinthian Christians fell into sin, Paul still didn’t preach “turn from sin.” Instead he reminded them of their identity in Christ. He understood that grace, not dead works, is the cure for sin.

3. We’re called to preach the gospel, not repentance

Should you repent? Of course! I actually think there needs to be more repentance, particularly from believers. Repentance should be our life-style. You cannot renew your mind without repenting for repenting means to change your mind. When I discover something new about the goodness of God, I repent – I change my way of thinking so that my life lines up with what is true. I repent every day and it’s wonderful. I’m not the same person I was even six months ago because I am in the habit of repenting.

Repentance is one of the most important things you’ll ever do but you don’t get people to repent by telling them to repent. Instead, give them a good reason to repent and they’ll repent.

Paul said repentance comes as a consequence of learning about the goodness of God (Rom 2:4). So if you want people to repent, tell them how good God is. Preach the good news, which is this: God loves you, he died for you and he offers you his righteousness. Do you believe it? God’s power for salvation – for your forgiveness, healing, deliverance and provision – is revealed in the good news of grace. Do you believe it? All the blessings of God come to us by grace alone. Do you believe it?

Faith and repentance are two sides of the same coin. Repentance, like faith, is a positive response to something God has said or done.

John says little about repentance but he talks about believing over and over. He said that he wrote so “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (Joh 20:31). The key to life is not in turning from sin but trusting in Jesus.

You want others to repent? Then preach the gospel that reveals the goodness of God: Jesus has done it all!


https://escapetoreality.org/2011/11/28/3-reasons-why-i-dont-preach-on-repentance/
And which Bible are you using to come up with this? I'm sure it's not the same Bible that we read.
Simple question: Use scripture to define GOSPEL and show us from scripture what Jesus spent his 3 years of ministry doing and what the early apostles in the Book of Acts preached as the gospel.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 6:35pm On Aug 28, 2017
Evening.....
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Janeyinspires(f): 7:39pm On Aug 28, 2017
jiggaz:
Exactly...


Jiggaz,plz I need a mention or link to a post you shared.P.ellis' post on wisdom and Christ being our wisdom.Forgot the day I saw it.

Gracias
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 8:05pm On Aug 28, 2017
Janeyinspires:



Jiggaz,plz I need a mention or link to a post you shared.P.ellis' post on wisdom and Christ being our wisdom.Forgot the day I saw it.

Gracias
Alright, its not Paul Ellis but Joseph Prince .
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Ken4Christ: 11:24pm On Aug 28, 2017
Repentance is Scriptural but it depends on the context it is used. For the sinners, it simply means making up their minds to embrace the gospel. It is not about changing their ways of living because you can't do it in your power.

For the believers, repentance means to be sorry for your sins and make effort to change because you are no longer ignorant. The believer has the ability to say no to sin and so should repent of any wrong doing.

Jesus used the term repent at least eight times in the letter he wrote to the Churches in Asia minor. Here are the evidences.

Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and REPENT, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou REPENT.

Rev 2:16 REPENT; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to REPENT of her fornication; and she REPENTED not.

Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they REPENT of their deeds.

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and REPENT. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and REPENT.

There is absolutely nothing wrong preaching repentance but you should let your audience know what kind of repentance that is expected of them.

There are people who don't accept the gospel the very first time they hear it but later change their minds. They have invariably repented.
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by Janeyinspires(f): 2:53pm On Aug 29, 2017
jiggaz:
Alright, its not Paul Ellis but Joseph Prince .


Tnz dear
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 7:51pm On Aug 29, 2017
Janeyinspires:



Tnz dear
you welcome
Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by damosky12(m): 7:48am On Aug 30, 2017
hayzed1090:
In a summary, u are free to continue in sin, lying, fornication, adultery, smoking, gambling etc as long as u av faith in the good news.

The truth is, as much as u are preaching the good news, it is still important to let the people know that there is a severe punishment if u die a sinner

We are simply required to preach the gospel. Only the gospel has the capacity to change a man. Its not an attempt to try to convince people to live well. It is simply the power of the gospel.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.


The gospel is capable to change a man by Himself. We can't assist it by trying to mix the gospel with instructions. Preach the gospel, a man is transformed.

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Re: 3 Reasons Why I Don't Preach On Repentance ( "Turn From Sin" ) - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 10:46am On Aug 30, 2017
damosky12:


We are simply required to preach the gospel. Only the gospel has the capacity to change a man. Its not an attempt to try to convince people to live well. It is simply the power of the gospel.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.


The gospel is capable to change a man by Himself. We can't assist it by trying to mix the gospel with instructions. Preach the gospel, a man is transformed.
Exactly bro.... Am so happy you know the truth. Everything you said is very correct. God bless you.

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