It seems there are different thoughts about what repentance is. One school of thought seems to believe that you must say sorry in prayer for each sin to repent and be forgiven of that sin. This seems to be unlikely as we can not even know all the times we sin. Also it leaves our salvation up to us asking for forgiveness. It seems like a work. Another school of thought is that repentance is an attitude. You dont have to think of each individual sin and pray asking for forgiveness. That forgiveness is given based on a persons general dislike of sin. Or only people who have changed their mind to think sin is wrong are forgiven. I looked up repentence and it is from the word Metanoia. Noia means mind Meta has several definitions Meta = later Meta = Change; transformation, Alternation Meta = Beyond; transcending; more comprehensive Having undergone metamorphosis I expected definition 2 change, transformation so repentence would be a change of mind. Going from thinking sin was ok to thinking sin is bad. But definition three seems to be the same as being born again being transformed, having undergone metamorphosis. Could repentence be the same thing as being born again. Where we do not do it but God changes our mind about sin for us. The bible says you must be born again, it also says you must repent are they the same process of becoming a new creature. I am interested in hearing thoughts about this. Sorry if I dont make sense.