The Trouble with Confession and Repentance Part 2

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Identity

The Trouble with Confession and Repentance Part 2

The Gift of Repentance What does ‘repent’ mean? It used to mean crying out, fasting, and a long list of ‘to do’s.’ In light of the New Covenant (after the cross) it simply means to think differently. The word ‘repent‘ occurs in the New Covenant scriptures (from Acts to Revelation) less than we think it does. In Acts it occurs 5 times, 2 times in 2 Corinthians, once in the book of Hebrews and 7 times in Revelation. In every single...

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The Trouble with Confession and Repentance Part 1

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Identity

CONFESSION The topic of confession and repentance has come up so often and has caused many Believers to live with condemnation, guilt and shame. The trouble with these two words is that they have taken on an entirely different meaning in English than in the original Greek. The first question is this: when a believer sins, do they have to confess their sins before they are forgiven? The answer is yes and no. Scripture states over and over that Jesus has already forgiven all...

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