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What is Repentance

Surrender, submission, bowing, humility, agreement: these are all words that characterize true repentance and godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10). Both John, the forerunner, and Jesus sounded out the message “Repent” as they began to preach. This is the one-word message of the gospel.

“Change your mind,” says the preacher of the gospel, “agree with the King that has conquered, throw down your shotguns and swords of rebellion, submit to His rule, the new King or be destroyed under His power and wrath.”

D. Martin Lloyd-Jones wraps it up so well in this way:

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