I'm sorry, I meant where in the Bible. What verse in Mark?Nicki wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:38 pmRickD wrote: ↑Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:32 amNicki,
If we can put your other points aside for the moment, and focus on one thing you brought up, because it gets to the very heart of my disagreement with Comfort's false gospel.
Where specifically, did Jesus preach by saying, "turn from your sins"?Nicki wrote:
Thanks - I think that article's splitting hairs in a way though. Jesus' first recorded preaching in Mark included 'turn from your sins';
He was in Galilee, so was speaking to Jews who were already believers in God. (I was reading from the NLT there, which was the version I had to hand - the NIV renders it as 'repent'.) I think I see where you're going there but that article talks about how we believers are all still sinners, and seems to say it's not even possible to turn from your sins. It also asks how someone can turn from their sins (and stop sinning) before they are even saved - that is, in the moments before they accept Christ. Surely though, if someone's attitude is that they want to accept Christ, they will want to turn from their sins - and how much sinning can they do in the moments between repenting of sin and being saved?
The point I'm trying to make, is that the word translated as repent, doesn't mean what Comfort says it means. In Mark 1:15, the word translated as repent, DOES NOT mean, "turn from your sins", as Comfort says. The word translated as repent, Metanoeō, in the context of Mark 1:15, means a change of mind. It does not mean, "forsaking sin", and does not mean, "turn from sin".
Maybe this article will help:
https://www.returntotheword.com/Is-Repe ... -Salvation