A Prominent Doctrine
| The prophets
preached it. So did John the Baptist, Christ, the Apostles, the early
evangelists. They urged people to do something that is essential to
salvation. They taught repentance and explained what it involved.
To repent is to turn, having a change of heart that results in a change of life. We all must repent (Luke 13: 3) or perish. Repentance follows faith and godly sorrow (2 Cor. 7: 10). It is not just being sorry but sorry enough to change and restore where possible.
God determines the acceptability of repentance. It is a matter of the heart which God, not man, can know perfectly. God knows how sincere a person is who claims to have repented. His fruit thereafter will also show the genuineness of his repentance .
When one believes the Lord like he should he will find no difficulty to turn from sin and turn to righteousness.