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Bible Doctrines: A Study

by Dr. Reve' M. Pete

Soteriology: The Doctrines of Salvation

There are seven Doctrines of Salvation. They are

The Doctrine of Repentance

Repentance is a change of one’s mind about a matter that results in a change of one’s behavior. This change is an act of the will. To repent, one must willingly

  1. Confess sin. (Luke 15:21; 18:13; Psalm 38:18; 1 John 1:9)
  2. Forsake sin. (Isaiah 55:7; Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 3:8,10)
  3. Turn to God. (1 Thessalonians 1:9; Acts 26:18)

Repentance is a gift from God. (Acts 5:30,31; 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:25) Preaching of the Gospel brings repentance. (Acts 2:37,38,41; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Jonah 3:5-10) Preaching the Gospel brings godly sorrow. Godly sorrow produces repentance. (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Confession of sin is an acknowledgement of wrongdoing. It is a sign of a change of direction. Forsaking sin and turning to God are both a change of direction.

The results of repentance are

  1. Heaven is made glad. (Luke 15:7,10)
  2. Pardon and forgiveness of sin are produced. (Isaiah 55:7; Acts 3:19)
  3. The Holy Spirit is poured out upon the penitent. (Acts 2:38)

The Doctrine of Repentance is important because

  1. John the Baptist preached it. (Matthew 3:1,2;4:17)
  2. Jesus preached it. (Mark 1:15)
  3. Jesus commanded His disciples to preach it. (Mark 6:12; Luke 24:47)
  4. Peter and Paul preached it. (Acts 2:38; 20:21)
  5. God wants men everywhere to repent. (Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9)
  6. Failure to repent results in perishing. (Luke 13:3)

Bible Doctrines


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