Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Quote of the Day from A.W. Pink

Repentance is the hand releasing those filthy objects
it had previously clung to so tenaciously.
Faith is extending an empty hand to God to receive His gift of grace.

Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin.
Faith is receiving a sinner's Savior.

Repentance is a revulsion of the filth and pollution of sin.
Faith is a seeking of cleansing therefrom.

Repentance is the sinner covering his mouth and crying,
"Unclean, unclean!"

Faith is the leper coming to Christ and saying,
"Lord, if You will, You can make me clean."

The above quote is from A.W. Pink, "Salvation From the Penalty of Sin" and can be found here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

True repentance, it seems has been forgotten by most churches today - even by most "conservative baptist" churches. Honestly, I don't remember hearing about true repentance in my growing up years. I'm not saying that most of these conservative churches would argue with the imporance of repenting, but I am saying that people seem to forget about it due to so much of the focus going to grace and faith (both of which are important, but so is repentance - we need all three).
Thanks, Nate J.

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