Should transparency or vulnerability be a defining characteristic of a believer? This article considers why people say, "The Christian life is all about being transparent and vulnerable," and how it is helpful when shunning hypocrisy, yet unhelpful when it creates a culture that is more about authenticity than repentance.
This essay describes the view of E. P. Sanders with respect to Jesus Christ and repentance, and that description leads to the identification of a problem within Sander's view. Sanders argues that Jesus offered the kingdom of heaven to the wicked without repentance. The article analyzes how this problematic view arose.
This article wants to investigate several ways in which the letter of James describes the necessary human response to the saving initiative of God. It starts with a study of James 2:14-26 and continues by looking at the soteriological language throughout the book: repentance and humility, love and mercy, and perseverance and patience.
What can keep you from repenting and coming to Jesus? This article points to four lies that can keep you from repentance, and all have to do with how you think about your sins.
In detail, the author discusses the subject of repentance and includes in the discussion the necessity, nature, implications, and fruits of repentance.
This article identifies a number of unbiblical approaches to evangelistic ministry. These include the omission of the aspects of repentance from sin and the lordship of Christ, the hiding of the terms of discipleship, and the salesmanship techniques employed in bringing people to confess faith in Christ.
Repentance is part of the joyful duty of putting sin to death and coming alive to righteousness. This article discusses four principles for repenting of sin.
There is a continued disagreement over the interpretation of the parable of the lost son in Luke 15:11-32. In particular, there is disagreement as to whether the first section deals with the theme of repentance or not. Another point of disagreement is whether in the second part the elder son serves as a referent for the Jewish religious leaders. Forbes wants to analyze the story, keeping these two issues in mind.
Has the church not lost repentance as one of the most important parts of its piety? This article addresses the question by briefly looking back to King David's life.
What is the difference between true and counterfeit repentance? There are eight points that this article gives as answer.
Repentance describes the change that happens in the believer that leads to living a new life. This article explains it.
How should the minister view the congregation? How should the preacher address sin in the congregation? The author looks at the way Paul addresses the church, and what it means that the pastor is preaching to the church of Christ. He also looks at the place of the promises of God, faith and repentance in the preaching.