We’ve all heard it many many times, the phrase repent of your sins. But have you ever wondered where this is located in the Bible? Well if turns out that the exact phrase its self is not in the Bible at all!
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
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Here are the synonyms of the word repentance listed by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, guilt, rue, self-reproach, shame.
Why do you think this is used so often today if it isn’t actually written in the Bible?
What does repentance mean to you?
How can we correct people of biblical ignorance without being rude?