Changing One’s Mind

How very true!

“This helps us to understand how salvation works. We call on someone “dead in trespasses and sins” to repent, and the gift of faith and repentance come simultaneous with their response, giving them both the desire and the power to turn from their old lifestyle and follow Christ.”

Sara's Musings

True RepentanceIn the maze of Christian lingo exists a word that is not used very often today, yet it is foundational to the Christian faith. That word is repent.” John the Baptist, forerunner to Jesus Christ, first used the word “repent” with his listeners in preparing the way for Jesus Christ by stating (see Matthew 3:2-3):

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he [John the Baptist] who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
    make his paths straight.’”

The story of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ is found in Matthew 3-4. Matthew 3:4-17 describes the following scene:

Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and…

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