You are not certain of the future. You may be in an unchangeable state before you are aware.
The first great secret of holiness lies in the degree and the decisiveness of our repentance. If besetting sins persistently plague us, it is either because we have never truly repented, or because, having repented, we have not maintained our repentance. It is as if, having […]
It has been thought by some that as long as Peter lived, the fountain of his tears began to flow whenever he remembered his denying his Lord. It is not unlikely that it was so, for his sin was very great, and grace in him had […]
Repentance is a Godward awakening from the evil of sin. True repentance is a dynamic of God-centeredness. It is a grace of God whereby a sinner is inwardly awakened and outwardly reformed by the Holy and unto the Holy. In Greek, the word for repentance has […]
Thomas Watson
There are several deceits of repentance which might occasion that saying of Augustine that “repentance damns many.” He meant a false repentance; a person may delude himself with counterfeit repentance. 1. The first deceit of repentance is legal terror A man has gone on long in […]