Patricia S (6 July 2011)
"Re: Repentance is rare."

Thanks Paul for this, I put a late post in yesterday but it didnt make the list for today.
We are not taught in church about sin, only about Grace but the thing is, its Gods Grace not ours, we dont have Grace not to sin.
Where is the Holiness, where is the love, where is the compassion.  People can sometimes turn from sin but they dont fully turn to God.
A repentant heart hates sin, a repentant heart is full of Gods love towards others.
Paul N. F. (5 July 2011)

                 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.

                                                                                 - Luke 15:10
                  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.