Repentance

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  1. RedMan1972

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    I have a Daily Devotional book that I read before praying each morning. The one
    I had yesterday was on Repentance. It mentioned that once you truly repent you
    never do that sin again.

    And that started my panic attacks. It made me wonder whether I truly ever
    repented and, as a result, was ever really saved. There has always been a couple
    of sins that I have always had problems with. Problems meaning temptations, etc.
    Mainly thoughts, etc. Before I was saved and after. There are times when I give
    into the temptation and times, I hate to admit it, when there's not much
    temptation but I slip anyway.

    And it got me to thinking if repentence means I never do that sin again then I
    havent' truly repented. It is so confusing and I don't know what to think about
    it. To me, repentence was you turn from a sin centered life not you will never
    sin that particular sin again. But then I wonder, what if I'm wrong and this
    other person is right? What if I haven't truly repented and I'm not really
    saved? It just confused me and I was hoping you could provide me some insight.
     
  2. mcdirector

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    Someone asked some questions about repentance

    here that are still being discussed.
     
  3. EdSutton

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    Welcome to the BB.

    No, the person is not even three time zones from being close, here, based on what you have written. To bring you a bit up to speed, check out these treads on the BB.

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=43733

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=43908

    I'm sure there are several more, but don't have the time to run them down, at the moment

    Ed
     
  4. mcdirector

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    At least Ed and I sent you to a thread that is the same thread ;)

    I forgot to say welcome. I apologize for forgetting my manners.
     
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    We spend our entire lives repenting of sin, redman. We do repent initially, leave sin and follow Christ, but as believers we have the duty to continue to repent whenever sin rears it's ugly head. In fact, a proper translation of the verse in Mark, where it says, "The time is fulfilled, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel", the words repent and believer are present-tense, denoting a continuous action! So it's not that we become saved, and somehow are made perfect. Like Paul, we still have that battle with the flesh.

    But always remember, faith will produce works. If you can feel the hand of God on your life, if you experience his chastening and leading, you are saved. If the things you once loved to do no longer satisfy you, your saved. If as years go by this world appears more and more wicked, you are saved.

    Now, if none of these things are realities in your life, I would admonish you to read 1 John, which contains a series of things that affirm our salvation.

    I would say lastly, welcome to the baptist board! :thumbs:
     
  6. Joe

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    Hello
    Welcome to the BB:wavey:

    Hello to Cy also!

    Hmmm..... Scripture please?

    Example: cigarette smoker. Eating too much, gluttony

    Imho, this appeared to be correlated with ceasing to sin. Not sure if faith is guaranteed to produce works each and every time. We are all Christians, we all have faith. But that doesn't always guarantee producing good works.

    Thanks
     
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    I would like to add that medication usually stops panic attacks. Panic attacks are not a basis in judging whether you are saved or not.

    Your salvation isn't based on your feelings. Emotions flexuate
     
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    They fluctuate, too. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
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    Think about this. If you repented of each sin, one by one,and never repeated them, what would be the end result? Uh, huh, you'd be perfect.

    Unfortunately, Paul told the Romans nobody's perfect. So welcome to the club filled with believers who mess up over and over.

    And welcome to the Baptist Board as well. Since you're not perfect, you'll feel right at home here.
     
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    I'm happy to be a part of that welcoming committee. :thumbs:
     
  11. Joe

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    Sorry npet, I don't get it. Call me slow.....so what is the joke?
     
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    Spell checker. That's all. Your spelling of fluctuate struck my funny bone.
     
  13. Joe

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    I am slow. I re-read it and didn't notice the spelling error
     
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    Thanks guys for all the support. I do suffer from OCD and am on medication as a result but even medication won't completely stop the attacks. It'll rear it's ugly head from time to time especially when Satan sees an opportunity to use it.

    I guess my biggest problem is I feel my sin is worse than everyone else's. But I'm trying. Lord knows, I am.
     
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    If you feel you're in real danger of hellfire, a panick attack is a good and proper response. At least it wasn't despair.

    I would toss that devotional and invest in another one. Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, or My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers are good.

    Spurgeons devotion for the evening of December 25 is an especially good one, and pertains to your concerns.

    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/morneve.d1225pm.html
     
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    Aaron beat me to it. I was going to suggest My Utmost for His Highest and still do! BTW, what devotional WERE you using?

    And welcome! :wavey:
     
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    You are in good company as far as that last bit goes. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 1.15:


    This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.


    And in Romans 7.22-25:


    22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God––through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
    There is a hymn - I don't know if it is sung where you are - which starts "At even (evening) ere the sun was set." One verse says:


    And none, O Lord, have perfect rest,
    For none are wholly free from sin;
    And they who fain would serve Thee best,
    Are conscious most of wrong within.


    Take courage, brother! The very fact that you are concerned about this matter is an indication that you are saved. (If you were not, you would sin without worrying about it.) I'll close with another scripture quote, 1 John 1.8-9, words written to Christians:
    8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


     
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    That's Ed's job, unless you have become his deputy:
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    "I cannot be on the job 24 hrs. a day, so I appreciate all the citizen's arrests and deputies I have."

    Signed, Language Cop
     
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    Thank you so much for the welcome and it was Experiencing God. I already have went through My Upmost for His Highest but I ordered Morning and Evening today. I am looking forward to it.
     

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