Is Repentance a Work?

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Is Repentance a Work?

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Post by claysmithr » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:15 pm



I'd say No, it's not a work. The bible tells us we need to repent. What's repentance?

I wrote an article here: http://www.christessays.com/repent/
to repent, to change any or all of the elements composing one's life: attitude, thoughts, and behaviors concerning the demands of God for right living
Repent! The Kingdom of Heaven draws near.

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Re: Is Repentance a Work?

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Post by RickD » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:02 pm

Our old friend Jac wrote about this here:
https://cmmorrison.wordpress.com/tag/metanoeo/
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Re: Is Repentance a Work?

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Post by Nessa » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:26 am

Ah, Jac....

I miss the drama.. :yes:

Not that I have ever caused any :shock:
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Post by Philip » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:05 am

Ness: Not that I have ever caused any
When it comes to creating drama where none needs to be, Jac was a pro - though he is one of the smartest drama queens I've ever seen.
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Re: Is Repentance a Work?

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Post by Kurieuo » Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:39 pm

That's not very well... Christian Phil, to insult Jac like that especially without him here.

Jac was passionate, as we all are about our particular beliefs. And, if he disagreed, he was straight up rather than being around the bush. He was quite masterful with his rhetoric, and by that I mean art of effective and persuasive speaking including either sly or good insult (in order to persuade and try get people on side while rilling his opponent) -- that wasn't nice to be on the receiving end of. Sometimes he didn't like it back and then it'd go to the next level. ;) But, it seems to me fair game, and certainly made for interesting discussion and reading to those following.

Despite any disagreement or falling out, I still have a great respect for Jac.
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Re: Is Repentance a Work?

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Post by Philip » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:01 pm

I was actually kidding just a bit per Nessa's comment. But nothing I've said wasn't communicated publicly before. It's ancient history. I certainly appreciate his many thoughtful and insightful posts. But when a person disagrees with the viewpoint of another, no matter how sincere their passion - and they repeatedly let their immense hypersensitivity cause their great pride to kick in, and they repeatedly show they can't control themselves, to the point they show sarcastic contempt and disdain for others, and don't really care whether or not they wreck relationships or forum harmony in the process - causing one uproar after another - well, they kill much good they might otherwise do. And that is truly tragic. And I don't care WHO does it!
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