Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Greetings Everyone! Yesterday we looked at man's part in repentance. Let's continue to see what else the Bible has to say:
Jesus said in Luke 13:3 and 5, that unless we repent we shall all likewise perish. Repentance is necessary for salvation, and it's man's responsibility to repent or reap God's wrath. Luke 24:47 tellls us that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in Jesus' name to all nations. Why? Acts 17:30 tells us that at one time God winked at man's ignorance, but now commands all men everywhere to repent. Acts 3:19 instructs us to repent and be converted that our sins may be blotted out. Acts 5:31 tells us that God has exhalted Jesus to be a Prince and Savior to give forgiveness to us. 2 Peter 3:9 reminds us that God is not slack concerning his promises, but is long-suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. The bottom-line is that unless we repent we shall perish. That's something to think about! May God bless each of you as yopu repent and turn to him for forgiveness, Vic.