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Repentance 2

 Repentance 2


          Some believe repentance is the act of being sorry for your sins.


What Does The Bible Say?


          Hebrews 12:16-17 says... "See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears."


          II Cor. 7:19 says... "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."


          From these scriptures, we learn:

•1.     Esau was a sinner.

•2.     Esau received the consequences of his sin.

•3.     Esau was sorry. (He had tears.)

•4.     Esau did not repent.

•5.     Paul tells us in II Cor. 7, there are two kinds of grief. Godly grief and worldly grief.

•6.     Only Godly grief leads to repentance.

•7.     All sinners are sorry...some for their situation, some for the consequences of their sins, but some are sorry they sinned and change. The act of changing is REPENTANCE.




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