64 Quotes About Repentance

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God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
- Augustine
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God cannot fix whoever is first not broken.
- Jack Wellman
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People who cover their faults and excuse themselves do not have a repentant spirit.
- Watchman Nee
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You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.
- C.S. Lewis
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We understand why in the Bible repentance precedes faith. Before people find their need -- love met in God, they are looking to other things, often money, for satisfaction. So believing in God has to involve a 180-degree turn away (that is, repentance) from the love of money to find contentment and confidence for the future simply in knowing God and depending on His promises.
- Daniel Fuller
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We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
- C.S. Lewis
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Hurricane Katrina was a wake-up call to this country . . . It wakes us up to the fact that our God is sovereign and we should be constantly in a state of repentance humbly seeking God's favor.
- Chuck Colson
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Repentance is a grace, and must have its daily operation, as well as other graces. A true penitent must go on from faith to faith, from strength to strength; he must never stand still or turn back. True repentance is a continued spring, where the waters of godly sorrow are always flowing. 'My sin is ever before me'.
- Thomas Brooks
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Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
- Francis Quarles
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This is a work which must occur at the hour of new birth-and it does happen then in the form of repentance. The original definition of repentance is none else than "a change of mind."
- Watchman Nee
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The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ.
- C.S. Lewis
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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Equally in the Christian life, to stumble and fall and then to flounder in the dust is sin, certainly. It calls for repentance and it needs God's forgiveness. For it is not necessary for me to walk with the Lord like that, hiding behind the excuse that "I must fall once in a while; it is inevitable!
- Watchman Nee
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God takes no pleasure in our repenting over and over again as though this were sufficient; rather does He wish us to live in perpetual contrition.
- Watchman Nee
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Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
- Billy Sunday
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Knowledge without repentance will be but a torch to light men to hell.
- Thomas Watson
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The first condition is repentance, which means a change of mind. Formerly I thought sin a pleasant thing, but now I have changed my mind about it; formerly I thought the world an attractive place, but now I know better; formerly I regarded it a miserable business to be a Christian, but now I think differently. Once I thought certain things delightful, now I think them vile; once I thought other things utterly worthless, now I think them most precious. That is a change of mind, and that is repentance.
- Watchman Nee
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There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.
- George Mueller
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I once thought myself a good man, a man of high standards, and a man of strong moral fiber but I learned that even good men do bad things.
- RM Harrington
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Remorse is the consciousness of doing wrong with no sense of love; penitence the same consciousness with the feeling of sorrow and tenderness added.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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All men will be Peters in their bragging tongue, and most men will be Peters in their base denial; but few men will be Peters in their quick repentance.
- Owen Feltham
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Another proof of the conquest of a soul for Christ will be found in a real change of life. If the man does not live differently from what he did before, both at home and abroad, his repentance needs to be repented of and his conversion is a fiction.
- Charles Spurgeon
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There is no doubt that all men from Adam on have had to repent in order to have a right relationship with God. The importance of repentance is demonstrated by the fact that men of every biblical age preached it.
- Curtis Hutson
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Certainly we should be very active in seeking God, and Jesus himself called us to 'ask, seek, knock' in order to find him. Yet those who enter a relationship with God inevitably look back and recognize that God's grace had sought them out, breaking them open to new realities.
- Tim Keller
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Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.
- J.I. Packer
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Those who believe they have pleased God by the quality of their devotion and moral goodness naturally feel that they and their group deserve deference and power over others. The God of Jesus and the prophets, however, saves completely by grace. He cannot be manipulated by religious and moral performance--he can only be reached through repentance, through the giving up of power. If we are saved by sheer grace we can only become grateful, willing servants of God and of everyone around us.
- Tim Keller
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A rent garment is catched by every nail, and the rent made wider. Renew therefore thy repentance speedily, whereby this breach may be made up, and worse prevented.
- William Gurnall
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Learn this lesson: not to trust Christ because you repent, but trust Christ to make you repent; not to come to Christ because you have a broken heart, but to come to Him that He may give you a broken heart; not to come to Him because you are fit to come, but to come to Him because you are unfit to come. Your fitness is your unfitness. Your qualification is your lack of qualification.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Many think they repent when it is not the offense but the penalty that troubles them.
- Thomas Watson
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Another proof of the conquest of a soul for Christ will be found in a real change of life. If the man does not live differently from what he did before, both at home and abroad, his repentance needs to be repented of and his conversion is a fiction.
- Charles Spurgeon
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In religion our only hope is to live a life good enough to require God to bless us, so every instance of sin and repentance is therefore traumatic, unnatural and threatening. Only under great duress do religious people admit they have sinned, because their only hope is their moral goodness. In the Gospel the knowledge of our acceptance in Christ makes it easier to admit that we are flawed, because we know we won't be cast off if we confess the true depths of our sinfulness. Our hope is in Christ's righteousness, not our own, so it is not as traumatic to admit our weaknesses and lapses.
- Tim Keller
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If thou wouldst be justified, acknowledge thine injustice. He that confesses his sin, begins his journey toward salvation. He that is sorry for it, mends his pace. He that forsakes it, is at his journey's end.
- Francis Quarles
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The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh.
- John Owen
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It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
- George Whitefield
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I learn from the Scriptures that repentance is just as necessary to salvation as faith is, and the faith that has not repentance going with it will have to be repented of.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Faith and repentance are the same; they are not two separate decisions. One cannot trust Christ as Savior without repenting or changing his mind. The very fact that he trusts Christ for salvation shows that he has changed his mind regarding sin, salvation, and God.
- Curtis Hutson
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To do so no more is the truest repentance.
- Martin Luther
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True repentance is no light matter. It is a thorough change of heart about sin, a change showing itself in godly sorrow and humiliation - in heartfelt confession before the throne of grace - in a complete breaking off from sinful habits, and an abiding hatred of all sin. Such repentance is the inseparable companion of saving faith in Christ.
- J. C. Ryle
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I think there are many who would like to be saved but have been presented the faulty idea that repentance is turning from sin and therefore they are convinced that they cannot be saved. Oh, if we would only make salvation plain and explain to men that we are not saved by doing anything; rather we are saved by trusting in what Jesus has already done.
- Curtis Hutson
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A wrong sum can be put right, but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.
- C.S. Lewis
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You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
- Thomas Fuller
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It is better to be affected with a true penitent sorrow for sin than to be able to resolve the most difficult cases about it.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind and heart, a new life of denying self and serving the Savior as king in self's place.
- J.I. Packer
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Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit.
- John Calvin
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I am glad when I see someone troubled over his sins, but we must be very careful in presenting the plan of salvation not to insist that a person have a certain degree of sorrow before he can be saved. That is not repentance, and such a requirement for salvation is not found in the Bible.
- Curtis Hutson
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Repentance is as much a mark of a Christian, as faith is. A very little sin, as the world calls it, is a very great sin to a true Christian.
- Charles Spurgeon
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It's Satan's delight to tell me that once he's got me, he will keep me. But at that moment I can go back to God. And I know that if I confess my sins, God is faithful and just to forgive me.
- Alan Redpath
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The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing.
- A. W. Pink
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Repentance, not proper behavior or even holiness, is the doorway to grace. And the opposite of sin is grace, not virtue.
- Phillips Brooks
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It is the greatest and dearest blessing that ever God gave to men, that they may repent; and therefore to deny or to delay it is to refuse health when brought by the skill of the physician - to refuse liberty offered to us by our gracious Lord.
- Jeremy Taylor
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