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Bible Verses on Repentance
Jesus died on the cross and gave us the free gift of salvation for anyone willing to accept it. However, our salvation NEEDS to be accepted, we have to embrace Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Not only that, but repenting of your sins is part of accepting that special gift.
What does it mean to repent for your sins? Well every Christian must realize their sins and feel sorry for them - we have to feel remorse for our past conduct or else our salvation won't mean anything to us. We must continually turn away from sin to honor our Lord and to live a Christian life.
It's hard to stay away from sin. Our world is simply filled with it. However, if we keep our Heavenly Father and everlasting life on our minds, that sin is much easier to avoid. So turn away from sin! Repent! That way, you will be able to feel the joy and love of Jesus Christ!
If you want to learn more about repentance, read the Bible verses on repentance below!
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do to them; and he did it not.
And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel.
I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place, except you repent.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.