In a previous post, I talked about condone and condemn. Although Jesus doesn’t condemn us of our sins, he doesn’t condone, “sweep our sins under the rug” either.
when john the baptist shouted in the wilderness for the people to repent of their sins, I thought he meant asking for forgiveness, acknowledging your a sinner and then getting baptised. This is commonly how christians and even non believers think on what it means to repent.
While asking for forgiveness and in essence, the Sinner’s prayer, is important, repentence means so much more than this.
-giving consent to recieve salvation and God’s love.
Giving consent. That’s all repentence is.
Giving permission to be saved.
Would you get angry if someone saved your life and this new life you have gives you freedom and joy?
I will cover what it means to be free and also what Joy actually means.-sometimes I feel sad that I have joy because joy stops me from grieving as much as I otherwise would. More on that later.
Here’s what repentence doesn’t look like. Notice two things: When we know we’re saved and forgiven, this doesn’t make us angry. When we know the true God, that he’s a superhero, not a villan and he’s on our side, it’s really freeing. Another thing is, the guy who was saved wore a neck brace. This doesn’t happen to us because of Jesus. It’s amazing even now, for me to think about it, that Jesus bore all our diseases and injuries and sins, and grief and heartache. EVERYTHING.