Monday, July 3, 2017

A GOSPEL THAT LEAVES OUT REPENTANCE IS NOT THE GOSPEL





Often times, Scripture mentions "repentance" instead of "faith," showing that these two concepts are interchangeable and inseparable, opposite sides of the same coin:

  • Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)

Since repentance and faith are inseparable - faith is turning to the light, while repentance is turning from the darkness - to simply mention "repentance" is to also imply faith.

The next verse makes it clear that as faith and salvation are inseparable, so too are repentance and salvation:

  • But because of your hard and impenitent [unrepentant] heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

A repentant-less faith is an unbiblical faith. To preach such a gospel is to preach a false hope.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to not be a preacher or teacher. I believe my calling is to remain a lowly servant. I'm also glad to be able to comment on your Mann's Word blog. np

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