Mantanoeo=to change one’s mind it is used in the imperative. Matthew 3:2, 4:17, Acts 2:36-38.resipisco= to recover one’s senses, to come to oneself. Used 34 times in scripture Mark 1:14-15Metamelomai= word means regret, to have after-care or annoyance occurs 5 times.Metanoia=meaning a real change of mind and attitude toward sin. Used 24 times, a real and genuine repentance toward God.
The doctrine of repentance
THE DOCTRINE OF REPENTANCE TURNING IS NECESSARY
FALLOW GROUND• This generation has lost it since of sin, and now we sow seeds of the gospel on shallow soil. Jeremiah 4:3• No longer is their a deep mourning for sins that are committed against God. Saved and un-saved alike are no longer in awe at the holiness of God.• Wherever true repentance is preached and insisted upon, solid results accrue. Those saved under such teaching end up solid Christians. Luke 13:3
REPENTANCE IS NEEDED• Only one person has come on the seen that did not need to repent, and His name is Jesus. He was the only one born sinless.• What a different world it would be if we all responded the way Nineveh did. From the King down to the animals broke before God. Jonah 3.• Christ commanded that repentance be preached in His name. Because sometimes this doctrine has been forgotten. Luke 24:47
ITS SCRIPTURAL BASIS• Repentance is the first step in the soul’s return to God. No soul can be saved without repentance. So the most dominant word that God has for man is to repent. Jeremiah 25:5, Ezekiel 14:6, Acts 5:6- 11• David manifested it after being confronted by Nathan the prophet. Repentance is not mentioned once in John’s gospel. Romans mentioned it once, this truth permeates the Acts, where we have the historical church foundation. Acts 2:38, 3:19, 20:21, 26:70
ITS SIGNIFICANCE• The word repent is used 45 time in the Old Testament, and carries the underlying thought of contrition.• Two words are translated repent. The one means to sigh or groan, or lament or groan. This word is used 40 times, and in most cases refers to God. 1Kings 8:47, Ezekiel 14:6; 18:30.• In the New Testament it occurs 61 times, with the meaning of thinking differently, or change one’s mind.
ITS SUBSTANCE• Repentance is not the mere presence of tears. As seen with king Ahab. 1Kings 21:27.• Good notions is not repentance. Herod had good notions toward John the Baptist but never repented.• Solemn vows and resolutions are sometimes substituted for repentance.• Repentance is not necessarily the leaving off of sins.
REPENTANCE IS• 1. humiliation Leviticus 26:41• 2. contrition always brings confession and conversion. Luke 18:13• 3. sincere grieving for the sin because it has dishonored God. As well as the defilement of the soul.• Unrepented sin has the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for it wages.• Transformation always follows true repentance. Joshua 7:6, 15:24; Luke 15:18; 1John 1:19.
ITS SOURCE• Repentance is not penance. Repentance is produced, not by the threats of divine wrath and judgment. But by the goodness of God. Romans 2:4, Jonah 4:2• Repentance cannot aid the sinner in procuring the favor of God, then it would be something of which he could boast.• Repentance is always connected with faith. And both repentance and faith are necessary for salvation. Mark 1:15, Luke 16:30-31
ITS SUBJECT• Saving repentance is the sinner’s forsaking of his own ways, the giving up of his own thoughts, and his full surrender to Christ. 2Timothy 2:24-25.• Repentance ushers in God’s grace. Grace is the richest blessings for the repentant, believing sinner.• The time for sinners to repent is now. Do not put your stock in death bed confessions.
SAINTS NEED TO REPENT• Ephesus had left her first love. Revelations 2:4-5• Pergamos forgot her spiritual calling, became guilty of sensuality and priesthood. Revelations 2:16• Thyatira had to deal with adultery of jezebel. Revelations 2:21-22• Sardis had a name to live but was dead. Revelations 3:3• Laodicea apostate church, caught up in materialism. Revelations 3:19
CHRIST AND HIS BAPTISM UNTO REPENTANCE• Christ as the sinless one, needing no repentance still went through water baptism. An outward sign of burying sins under water, and a inward work of God. Matthew 3:6• Why then did He do it? He gave his own explanation suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Matthew 3:15
GOD SOMETIMES REPENTS• God does not repent . Some of His statements are absolutely unconditioned. God changes His mind in regards to the promises He gives to those who are disobedient to His commands. 1Samuel 15:23-29.• Repentance for God is a change of action or dealings with mankind. He changes the circumstances of dealing out punishment once man repents. Romans 11:19, Hebrews 7:21.