The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.— John Bunyan
Practical True Repentance quotations
True repentance will entirely change you;
the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.
True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Forgiveness in turn depends on repentance, which has to be based on an acknowledgment of what was done wrong, and therefore on disclosure of the truth. You cannot forgive what you do not know.
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit.
True repentance means making amends with the person when at all possible.
Four marks of true repentance are: acknowledgement of wrong, willingness to confess it, willingness to abandon it, and willingness to make restitution.
Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved.
No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone.
True repentance begins with KNOWLEDGE of sin.
It goes on to work SORROW for sin. It leads to CONFESSION of sin before God. It shows itself before a person by a thorough BREAKING OFF from sin. It results in producing a DEEP HATRED for all sin.
God has always sought a humble people.
He can use no other... There is always much need of heart preperation, in humility and separation, before God can consistently come. The depth of any revival will be determined exactly by the spirit of repentance that is obtained. In fact, this is key to every true revival born of God.
The name 'Seventh-day Adventist' carries the true features of our faith in front and will convict the inquiring mind. Like an arrow from the Lord's quiver, it will wound the transgressors of God's law, and will lead to repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Can true repentance exist without faith? By no means.
But although they cannot be separated, they ought to be distinguished.
True faith begins with true repentance for whatever we have been doing that is wrong.
For it was thy sin, and the sin of all the world, that lay upon our Redeemer, and his sacrifice and satisfaction is sufficient for all, and the fruits of it are offered to one as well as another, but it is true that it was never the intent of his mind to pardon and save any that would not by faith and repentance be converted.
True repentance includes sorrow for sin and contrition of heart.
It breaks the heart with sighs and sobs and groans.
Repentance and faith are distasteful to the unregenerate;
they would sooner repeat a thousand formal prayers than shed a solitary tear of true repentance.
True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
True repentance is no light matter. It is a thorough change of heart about sin, a change showing itself in godly sorrow and humiliation - in heartfelt confession before the throne of grace - in a complete breaking off from sinful habits, and an abiding hatred of all sin. Such repentance is the inseparable companion of saving faith in Christ.
No doubt it is true that there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repented than over all the saints who consistently remain holy, and the rare, sudden gentlenesses of arrogant people have infinitely more effect than the continual gentleness of gentle people. Arrogance turned gentle melts the heart.
True repentance involves a change of heart and not just a change of behavior.
Don't punish people who repent; heal them. I don't believe that private sin requires public rebuke or removal from office if repentance is taking place. However, when no evidence of true repentance exists, then discipline is in order.
A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame.
The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of this world'd luxuries, king by grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took: we know it because she repented.
True repentance does not permit repetition.
True repentance hates the sin, and not merely the penalty;
and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered and felt God's love.
True repentance is to cease from sin.
True repentance never leads to despair. Its leads home. It leads to grace.
Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace. Rather than interrupting the celebration, the gift of repentance is the cause for true celebration.
And in any preaching you do, admonish the people concerning repentance, and that nobody can be saved except he who receives the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord. And when It is sacrificed on the altar by the priest or borne anywhere, let all the people on bended knees render praise, glory and honor to the True and Living Lord God.
You may in time of trouble think that you are not worth saving because you have made mistakes, big or little, and you think you are now lost. That is never true! Only repentance can heal what hurts. But repentancecan heal what hurts, no matter what it is.
True repentance always involves reform.
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
Spicy court-memoirs, the lives of gallant ladies, recollections of an ex-nun, a monk's confession, an atheist's repentance, true-to-life accounts of prostitution and bastardy gave our ancestors a penny peep into the forbidden room.
Though true repentance is never too late, yet late repentance is seldom true.
All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature.
To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from.
The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous;
it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices. The physician does not preach repentance; he offers absolution.