Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Repentance is a big deal

To hear the truth, the good news of Christ, and then not truly repent is putting oneself in great peril. Jesus makes reference to this when he speaks of the Ninevites standing in judgment of the Israelites including many of the Jewish religious leaders. Remember the people of Nineveh? You know those evil, rude, horrible sinners? Well, as bad as they were, they will stand in judgment of many, including many of God's chosen people because they repented while others did not. The people of Nineveh turned from their wicked ways and very passionately and evidently turned to God when they were introduced to the truth. Have we been introduced to the truth of Christ and not yet repented? The avoidance or procrastination of complete and sincere repentance is in fact a sign of disobedient and disbelief. Repentance is a huge thing with God. It is a big deal and one of the essentials.
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here. – Luke 11:32
Here is another post on repentance. CLICK HERE

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