They believe to repent means to change one’s mind, and turn from sin. Repentance in relation to salvation is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ.

Acts 26:20 – [Paul preached] that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Acts 2:38 – 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.

Worker Quote: Acts 2:37, ‘What shall we do? ‘Repent…There are three things that need to happen for salvation. The first is Repent, the second is be baptized, and the third is receive the gift of the Holy Spirit….This is all the gospel in one verse. It is a matter of receiving the Holy Ghost, which in the Greek is Holy Guest. (John Blair, Sri Lanka Conv, 1983).

Worker Quote: Little sin, big sin… it’s all sin… the wages of sin is death. The sins bring hateful, destruction. If we say that we don’t even want to do that again… we’ve repented. It’s okay never to bring it up again and Jesus understands that and wants that (Lyle Schober, Milltown I Conv., 2004).

Worker Quote: In the parable of the sower, Jesus spoke about one kind of soil that would endure for a time. The seed sown in stony ground should be typical of people who profess without repentance. Sometimes that happens; people profess without deep repentance and because they do not repent with Godly sorrow for their sins, there wasn’t the brokenness and contriteness of spirit and therefore that seed endured only for a time, and when tribulation and persecution arose because of the Word, it withered. They can begin, but will not finish well; they cannot stand when some tests come their way. They will not stand against that because they had professed without repentance and their roots couldn’t go down through that stone and therefore, they endured only for a time (Lloyd Wilson, Menominee, WI Conv., 1972).

Sermon by Harold Bennett on Repentance, Pretoria, S Africa, 2006.

See: Forgiveness