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What Is Biblical Repentance?

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Mark Dever makes the point that a healthy church is marked by a biblical understanding of conversion. He quotes the 1833 New Hampshire confession of faith to define repentance as a grace-based sacred duty . It is robust, precise, and very powerful!

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“We believe that Repentance and Faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God; whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy;at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and relying on him alone as the only and all-sufficient Saviour.”

http://www.amazon.com/What-Healthy-Church-IX-Marks

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/creeds/nh_conf.htm#8

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in doctrine, quotes

 

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