REPENTANCE IS RARE
By A. W. Tozer
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence
of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Humans, deceived by the devil and charmed by their
own pride and abilities, deny that our world is a rebel
province in God's universe. They deny that human
society has willfully pulled loose from God's rule and the
rest of God's domain.
In fact, they deny that men and women are the creation
of God. They deny even that they owe any allegiance to
God, their Creator!
The Bible is the record of how God deals with mankind
and we can draw but one conclusion: all people are
morally obligated to repent and to ask forgiveness of God.
Failing to do so, they will perish.
How rare it is in our day to hear of genuine repentance,
We live amid a proud, selfish and self-sufficient people,
Even in our Christian churches there are those who want
nothing more than to be known as "respectable church
When repentance is real and faith is genuine, the
atoning death of Jesus Christ is effective for pardon
and forgiveness and regeneration.
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.