Repentance In Bible

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“The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news.” (Mark 1:15). Bible is a collection of scared scripture in Christianity and it includes Old Testament and New Testament. The profound meaning of repentance in bible is that repenting lead to belief in God. Repentance is a spiritual turning that motivate change from self to God through the following methods: contract, causes and characteristics.
The contrast of the repentance between Bible and Buddhism have different change of mind. In other words, one way in which the biblical definition of repentance is different to the Buddhism is that God can give us salvation of our sin. The definition of repentance in Buddhism means one should have committed own wrong action and responsible
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In more detailed, it is a turning from sin with contrition to God and the change of mind is to satisfy the demands of God’s righteousness. In the book of Matthew, it writes “From that time on Jesus began to preach, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17). This indicates that Jesus is commanding repentance because it is a prerequisite to entering the kingdom of God. Moreover, Jesus will save Christians if they begin to repent their sins. It is an intentional change of mind and turning to a new life of righteousness. In addition, as is written in the book of Mark, it describes “And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mark 1:4). With this in mind, one can be saved with true repentance and if they have truly atoned for their sins. Furthermore, they have God as their spiritual faith and place their trust to God. Therefore, the causes of the repentance are about change of having faith in …show more content…
More specially, God grants Christians the gift of repentance when one believes in God to forgive the sin and God’s goodness is exhibited in his patience. The book of Timothy states “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy, 2:24-25). In other words, God grants us repentance through the Holy Spirit of sin and he leads us to repentance. Moreover, it should conscious of you are a sinner and truly trusting God can forgive your sin, eventually, it will be repented. In addition, as is written in the book of Romans, it illustrates “Or do you show contempt for the riches of kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance.” (Romans, 2:4). With this in mind, God wants everywhere to be full of his goodness and kindness and he patiently brings everyone opportunity and time for sinners to repent. Furthermore, he may reveal the problem and provides his Holy Spirit to help us to overcome. Thus, the characteristics of repentance are God’s gift and his goodness, which shows changing of mind from his Holy

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