MORNINGTIME 3963by Benjamin Munsell on March 9, 2022
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching (a new Concept of Repentance and Forgiveness) in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, REPENT YE: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:1-2. Churchianity has so watered down the concept of Repentance that now, to repent one time before the church "unto salvation" is enough to show people you now qualify as a "christian". The following is an excerpt from Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary, and it's beautiful. It's describing the words, "Repent Ye" from this verse. Quote "The word here used, implies a total alteration in the mind, a change in the judgment, disposition, and affections, another and a better bias of the soul. Consider your ways, change your minds: you have thought amiss; think again, and think aright. True penitents have other thoughts of God and Christ, sin and holiness, of this world and the other, than they had. The change of the mind produces a change of the way. That is gospel repentance, which flows from a sight of Christ, from a sense of his love, and from hopes of pardon and forgiveness through him". End Quote. Many churchgoers hear OF Christ, as presented by the preacher, are told to "repent" or you'll go to Hell, and do the best they can to "repent" with no real understanding of what the preacher means. They are then presented to the congregation as our new "brothers in Christ" and because the preacher said so, they now consider themselves "christians". They go their merry way gladly describing themselves as saved believers, ALL BASED ON, THE PREACHER SAID SO. Nothing in their life changes because they were never taught The Truth. (Please read carefully). They can honestly look you in the eye, tell you they were once saved, and even tell you when and where it happened, and you, as a Believer, are expected, even "required" to accept this truth and not question them because they are new babes in Christ and you don't want to hurt them. This phony Godless "repentance" will not, Be Blessed.