Jesus says Repent
"The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:30).
Jesus, John the Baptist and the apostles all preached repentance.
So must the Church today.
Repentance is surrender, yielding, begging for mercy. Some people who profess allegiance to Jesus seem to be allergic to it. Repentance is the opposite of pride. It's the other side of faith. It's a carwash, a bath, a cleansing. It's God granting what we can't manufacture. It's God giving what we most need. A turning - away from sin and towards God. Repentance is our need. If we claim His favor, God expects us to repent.
Turn from a sin-sick direction and move towards Christ. He will receive the repentant's prayer. He will help those who admit they are helpless. Go to Jesus. He is the cure.
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