MANY CHRISTIANS SAY THEY HAVE JESUS AS THEIR SAVIOR; THEY SAY HE IS IN THEIR LIFE.
THAT IS ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT HOW MANY CHRISTIANS READ THE WORDS OF CHRIST, I MEAN ALL OF THEM IN EACH GOSPEL. THEN AGAIN IF THEY DO, DO THEY BELIEVE JESUS?
THERE MAY BE MANY THINGS THAT MAKE UP BEING A CHRISTIAN; THERE IS ONE THING THAT IS A MUST, IF IT IS NOT, YOU WILL PERISH!
HERE IS HOW JESUS PUT IT: "There were present at that season some who told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners abouve all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, No: but except YOU REPENT, you shall all likewise PERISH!" (Luke 13:1-3).
Jesus went on to repeat it again, but with an example of 18 people that the tower of Siloam fell on, killing them.
JESUS TAUGHT THAT IF YOU WERE NOT GOING TO PERISH, YOU HAD TO REPENT!
PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD AND UP FRONT I WOULD SAY; AGAIN NO DEGREE IN THEOLOGY NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND JESUS' WORDS HERE.
SO NOW WE HAVE THE SUBJECT OF REPENTANCE BROUGHT BEFORE US.
YOU CAN LOOK UP THE WORD REPENT IN A GOOD WORD DICTIONARY. AS FOR SPIRITUALITY, YOU NEED TO KNOW IN GOD'S VIEW WHAT YOU ARE TO REPENT OF..... AS ACCORDING TO GOD.
NOW WE ENTER THE SUBJECT OF SIN, BUT SIN AS DEFINED BY GOD NOT MAN, OR SOME "CHURCH."
SO IT MEANS WE HAVE TO READ THE BIBLE FOR ANSWERS AS TO WHAT IS SIN IN GOD'S MIND. NOT OUR MIND, BUT THE MIND OF THE ETERNAL HOLY GOD.
WE COULD START WITH THE FAMOUS 10 COMMANDMENTS; YOU MAY LIKE TO WATCH THE MOVIE CALLED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
IT BRINGS OUT THE GLORY AND BEAUTY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
AS YOU READ THEM, THE LONG VERSION AS IN EXODUS 20, YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE NOTE OF THE LONGEST IN WORDS - YES THE 4TH ONE, WHICH TODAY JUST ABOUT ALL CHRISTIANS TAKE NO NOTICE OF; FOR MOST IT IS THE LEAST, WELL TODAY IT IS NOT EVEN CONSIDERED AT ALL BY MOST CHRISTIANS, UNLESS IT IS GOING TO CHURCH FOR A FEW HOURS, THEN GOING BACK TO DO YOUR OWN THING THE REST OF THE DAY,
YES REPENTANCE IS A SOMEWHAT LARGE SUBJECT, WHICH I'VE DEALT WITH IN FULL STUDIES, I BELIEVE IT IS UNDER MY SECTION ON SALVATION.
REPENTANCE IS CERTAINLY NOT LEFT OUT OF THE BIBLE.
IT IS YOUR DUTY TO FIND WHAT SIN IS; WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE TO REPENT OF DOING IN MIND, BODY, AND DEEDS, TO CONFORM MORE AND MORE TO BE LIKE HIM.