For some reason, controversy rages over what seems like a simple thing, that is, whether repentance has a role in salvation, as if faith could exist separately from it. There are some fairly influential teachers that preach against repentance. Some Christians must feel that it is a “work” that takes away from faith, perhaps confusing it with “doing penance for sin.” Some people are only troublemakers who gain a following by causing dissension. But I’m mystified about the discussion when it happens among true Christians because repentance is clearly taught in the Word of God.
The Lord Jesus spoke about repentance and preached it.
“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”
44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke…
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