Repentance

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Repentance

by Joshua Agan

When Jesus sent Paul to the Gentiles, Paul clearly outlines the message he took to all nations:
“Repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.”

• Paul did not teach that repentance is “good, but unnecessary.”

He actually says
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance TO salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

— Death vs. Life being pictured here. One works repentance to salvation; the other still leads you to death. Have you repented to salvation not to be repented of?

• Paul did not teach that you continue walking in your flesh (just less frequently) while the righteousness of God covers all of that.

He actually says,
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, 👉who WALK NOT after the flesh,👈 but after the Spirit. … 👉But ye ARE NOT IN THE FLESH, but in the Spirit, IF so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.👈 Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
(Romans 8:1, 9)

— Those who are in the flesh are definitely condemned.
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
(Romans 8:13)

>> REMEMBER <<
Peter warns that the prophets and apostles have taught us to be spotless and blameless before God, AND confirms that Paul preached this same message. However:

“they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (twist Paul’s words), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”
(2 Peter 3:15-16)

Destruction??
Whom does Jesus say will be destroyed? Those who live as if they can walk in the flesh and not have to repent. “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

Don’t use Paul to destroy yourself. It DOES happen.

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
(2 Corinthians 7:1)

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