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
• 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