SATAN’S STRANGE NEW REPENTANCE
There is a concerted effort by Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) to mislead and confuse those who use that media about the word, “repent.”
A stroll through ANY picture or stock image services will confirm this.
When searching for images, type in the word, ‘repent’ and your search will return one-third to one-half of ALL pictures with the words “sorry” or “I’m sorry” as part of the image.
This is ALSO true of many dictionaries where “repent” is claimed to mean “regret or sorrow for one’s actions.”
The biblical meaning of ‘repent’ has ALWAYS meant “a change of direction” or “a change of mind” about one’s actions.
“To repent” (bibically) is to DEMONSTRATE that one no longer will engage in that behavior or that one no longer believes that action is proper or desired.
In fact, Strong’s Lexicon has this to say about the phrase “to repent” in several verses of God’s Word.
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent”
Strong’s Greek 3340:From meta and noieo; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. Reconsider.
The same is true with Matthew 3:1-2.
“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Strong’s Greek 3340: From meta and noieo; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. Reconsider.
With Satan’s definition of repent, no longer is action needed to show repentance. NOW, repentance can be achieved by lip service alone.
“Oh, I feel just terrible about what I did. I promise it will never happen again.”
This reminds one of the many wolves in the pulpit who urge their flocks to ‘repent of their sins’–meaning, feel sorrow that they committed these acts against God.
The world has its own answer to this strange new repentance:
WHAT IF the transgression involved telling a lie?
How is one to believe the words coming from the mouth of a liar?
The world’s version of ‘repent’ involves contrition (feeling sorry), sorrow and remorse: all which may or may not have REALLY occurred with the one claiming his strange, new repentance.
The biblical version of ‘repent’ is a little tougher: it involves turning away from that action and recoiling from the very thought of it.
So, maybe John the baptist was urging folks in Matthew 3:1-2 to tell others they were sorry?
IF any reader was offended by this piece, we repent (in the new manner).
DID the reader believe he knew what ‘repent’ meant?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 3, 2021.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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