Saturday, 9 November 2013

Repent of your sins - NOT

Repent! and believe the gospel!

What gospel? An average church will teach that the gospel is Jesus death, burial and resurrection, and that everyone who repents of their sins and lives for Christ - will be saved.

However this is not the case.

The Gospel i.e. good news is indeed all about Jesus' life, death, burial and resurrection, but the good news is that Jesus came to earth! He came to earth to live, die and rise again. He died for your sins, my sins, everyones sins, he paid the price so that we don't have to, and by simply believing that Jesus died for your sins - your saved, you're going to heaven, no works, no repenting of sins, no living for Christ.

Thats salvation covered.

http://www.thekingsbible.com/BibleConcordance.aspx?dw=Repentance

Being lazy I've listed every occasion of repentance in the bible, indeed sometimes it refers to sin, but to repent means to "change or turn", its like walking a path somewhere, and coming to where the road splits in two, two choices, you can continue on the original path, or go the new way. To say that Jesus wants you to change that path in order to be saved, is works. But repentance is indeed biblical, but it doesn't relate to anything to do with salvation, repenting won't save you, nor will not repenting cause you to lose salvation. It's just something that a christian does BECAUSE of salvation, because you love God - remember that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves, all we do is say "Thanks God, thanks Jesus". Then you do the works, thats why James says faith without works is dead - hes speaking to christians - dead doesn't mean spiritually dead - it means inactive, not working - Like a dead battery. Faith is still faith. faith is what saves,

 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9

Repent of your sins is a pernicious heresy, its infiltrated a confused, and ignorant modern church, it swallows up babes in Christ who know so little of the bible that they simply quote the words of popular preachers as their own. I've been there, I've done that - I used to believe all manner of heresies, and I can tell you that the quickest, and easiest way to throw that heresy away, is to find one really good church, and go there, and cut everyone and everything else out. and STUDY your bible.

The problem is too many preachers, too much confusion, and nice sounding words. People like Paul Washer are sending people to hell, truly. They're preaching works, so before they're even saved they're listening to him and thinking "I need to repent". But repenting is something YOU DO, not something God does, and salvation comes from God. It doesn't matter if your intentions are good, but if you're believing the gospel. If you're not, then your working for your salvation, like a muslim or a catholic, and without the gospel they're both heading downward. So if you think that repentance is something you have to do to be saved, repent of that false belief - turn from it, and turn to God, simply believe the gospel - then you will be saved.

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