Repentance: What Is It?

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Reformatting Your Hard Drive

Becoming a Christian is a bit like reformatting the hard drive on your computer. It is a radical process of wiping off the old data and installing brand new software.


A.  A Changed Mind (thoughts/attitudes)

The Holy Spirit has convicted me of my SIN, God's RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  and final JUDGEMENT (JOHN 16:8-11).

Repentance begins when I become aware of the fact it was my sin that put Jesus on the Cross to die in my place and take the punishment my sins deserve.

God's holiness, hatred of sin and the need to punish those who reject his
   love and his laws

My own sinfulness in the eyes of a holy God    1 JOHN 1:8,10

Jesus’ death on the cross in my place to save me from God’s punishment
   for sin

Jesus’ resurrection and ascension is the way God sends His Holy Spirit
   to indwell the Christian with eternal (spiritual) life

• I realise only Jesus' Blood shed at Calvary for the forgiveness of sins
   can save
me from God's wrath on the Day of Judgement




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