Biblical Repentance


True repentance involves a sorrow that results in change. Worldly sorrow usually doesn’t result in a change of behaviors and life. Godly sorrow will always result in a change of behaviors and a life style.

Pertaining to the Christian life:
(1) Mark 1:15 Godly sorrow and repentance will result in a person believing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and being born of the Spirit of God into an eternal spiritual existence and in relationship with God.
(2) Acts 2:38 Godly sorrow and repentance will result in the person seeking to be baptized thus declaring publicly their resurrection from spiritual death and their resolve to walk in newness of life.
(3) Acts 26:20 Godly sorrow and repentance will result in the person turning to God. As they get into the word of God it will result in a renewing of the mind and a transformation of their life. It will result in them turning more and more from a self-centered life to a life that is God-centered and others-centered.

Bring forth works that are representative of repentance (Matthew 3:8)