Reflection Paper On Repentance

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Various religions and the secular world continually distort how God views repentance. They repeatedly attempt to twist the concept into a scary experience and make us believe that the more we have sinned, the harsher God will punish us. Our actions may demand legal accountability, but God’s ultimate wrath is reserved for those who do not accept Christ. Satan wants us to believe that God is waiting for us to approach Him like a cowering dog so He can exert a great rage on us. Satan wants us to believe that repentance is about feeling guilt and shame and there are dire consequences awaiting us. Satan also wants us to fear the act that pleases God the most. God wanting us to fear repentance is also farthest from the truth.

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9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life”.

We must rebuke the lies the devil tells us that repentance is a fearful thing. God tells us in the scripture we “shall be saved from wrath through His son.” Not only do we not have to fear the wrath God has reserved for those who don’t accept Christ, God promises us peace with Him. Romans 5:1 (NKJV) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Repentance is simply turning to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. The reward is an end to the turmoil in our lives and peace with God. Repentance is merely a change of mind. To repent, in relation to salvation, is to change your mind in regard to Jesus Christ. As Peter called to the people, you must change your mind from rejection of Christ as Messiah to faith in Him as both Messiah and
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