Repentant Faith


Posted by Matt Postiff February 26, 2013 on Matt Postiff's Blog under Theology 

Among some Christians, the idea of repentance is not accepted as part of the gospel. As American Protestant evangelicals, it has been drilled into our heads that salvation is by faith alone. And that is certainly true. But those words, "faith alone," can be taken too far in a way that changes the meaning of "faith." Real Christian faith is repentant faith. The meaning and frequent use of the idea of repentance in the New Testament should be enough to convince us of that. For instance, you can study Matthew 3:2, 3:8, 4:17, 9:13, 11:20-21, 12:41; Mark 6:12; Luke 13:3-5, 15:7, 15:10, 16:30, 24:47; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 5:31, 11:18, 17:30, 20:21, 26:20; Romans 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:25; Hebrews 6:1; 2 Peter 3:9.

I dealt with this issue in a different way in a previous post.

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