Paul N. F. (26 March 2011)
"REPENTANCE IS RARE"


   REPENTANCE IS RARE

    By A. W. Tozer

    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
    members!"

        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.