Some preachers use this word to manipulate you. That misses the point.
After you Repent your not perfect it's a work in process.
Repentance is a sure sign of faith. Which is my problem. I find tremendous beauty and humanitarian logic in the concepts of Christianity, and although I've lived a tremendously blessed 67 years, so far, life, I've had little success with any interactions with God. What I pray for (for example the recovery of one of my greates heroes, Rush Limbaugh) for whom hundreds of thousands were praying, many with far more faith than have I, yet he died. With only 1 exception I've had the same experience with every person in dire circumstances for whom I've prayed. My prayers for humanity are being met with the evaporation of faithful principle worldwide. I know the end is Godly predicted and progress is following the path Biblically predicted, yet I find it hard to find resonance in a relationship which seems so empty of a response. There is also the weakness in my spirit which makes my many repentences so often short termed. I do posess the thankfulness that I've not been cursed with the inclination to hurt people. As a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, it requires a fair amount of self control to maintain a peaceful predilection. I do enjoy the witness of a family such as yours and a thankfulness that the Church of Satan (demonicrats) have been unable to foul your message. Thank you!
I had to look up, in different areas, th definition of repent. I always thought it meant to confess your wrong doings. That is what I love about reading your newsletter, it makes me dig deeper into the word of God and to look deeper into myself. May God Bless you!
In the Greek, the word metanoeo (Strong's 3340) is often translated as "repent". It is meant to convey an action of thinking differently/to think on something afterwords (i.e., to reconsider or feel compunction about something). Interestingly, there is a word very closely related to it, metanoia (3341), which implies more of a feeling of compunction for guilt inclined toward reformation/reversal of one's decision. Example: The verse cited by Mr. Robertson (3340) vs. Luke 5:32 "I have not come to call righteous people, but sinners, to metanoian (3341).
Keep preaching, brother, we all need more of it.
Phil, thank you for being such an awesome witness for Jesus. You are inspiring and motivating
I am an old man that gave my life to the King JESUS CHRIST. I busted the gates of hell wide open for many years of my life. I can totally relate to your testimony of your journey to accept CHRIST yourself. I was raised in Alabama.. an old redneck country boy..years ago I lived in the intercoastal waterway in la. iI will always remember the true cajuns called me a yankee because I was from Ala. I love you brother and I love cajun country...living off the land and totally self sufficent. GPOD BLESS
Amen Phil ... turning to find God's gracious forgiveness. I think Isaiah 55:7 says it best.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
Phil you have a God given talent where can speak to the average person and make them understand God’s word and his plan for our salvation. Thank you
This is such an encouraging word!!! Amen 🙌🏼
Blessings Phil to you and your family. You have been a blessing to my life. Great read and awesome message!!! Jesus!!!
Amen to repent is a blessing not a curse
Yes! Good news for sure=
Freedom, refreshing, & Jesus🤗
I like that Mr. Robertson‼️
We are all sinners. Repenting once is not enough!! We humans can’t avoid it, but to repent daily or even hourly!! Sin is an abomination to God. As long as we strive toward Him, and follow his teachings he is never done with you. He is merciful🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️
Your words on repentance set us free from sin and turns us inward to Jesus.
You keep us focused toward the end goal!
Well said, Phil. For me, repentance is a response to Grace - the Person. It is hugging the neck of the Forgiver in thanksgiving. It even opens the door to salvation in Christ. Some think it is repeat instead of repent. However, it takes a unseared conscience to embrace it. Fewer of those walk the streets today.
Thanks Phil for your outlook on Gods word. God has blessed you with the gift and it’s great to see you use it every day.
Thanks Mike Ragland