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Many think they repent when it is not the offense but the penalty that troubles them.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: The One Thing Necessary

A believer puts on the sackcloth of contrition, for having put off the garment of perfection. As the sugar loaf is dissolved, and weeps itself way, when dipped in wine; so do our hearts melt under a sense of divine love.

    Author: William Secker

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.

    Author: Daniel Fuller
    Source: The Unity of the Bible

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.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, InterVarsity Press p. 71.

Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: Marks of Revival, Revival Commentary, v. 1, n. 1.

Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Source: Commentary, 1 Samuel 24:16.

Repentance, not proper behaviour or even holiness, is the doorway to grace. And the opposite of sin is grace, not virtue.

    Author: Philip Yancey
    Source: What's So Amazing About Grace?

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.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

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.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

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.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

Faith and repentance are the same; they are not two separate decisions. One cannot trust Christ as Saviour 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.

    Author: Curtis Hutson

Man is born with his face turned away from God. When he truly repents, he is turned right round toward God; he leaves his old life.

    Author: D.L. Moody

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