Monday, June 1, 2009

repentance

i want to see your views on repentance, like in God's eyes...


in my opinion, i think that when you TRULY repent, (not just saying sorry, but actually "turning from your ways") i dont think God sees the sin anymore. He is known to "forgive and forget" right? so i would think that God only sees the un-repented sin. right?


so when we repent we can be released from that sin, right?


and if that sin were a sort of "blurry lined" one, then maybe once you repent of it then you can look at the good side of it, as long as youve turned from your ways? i think so.


do you agree? or disagree?

i want to see your thoughts.

4 comments:

Trent Andreas said...

what do you mean by blurry lines?

Summer said...

like, something that is not blatantly wrong or right, something that is sort of like... an idk type of thing...


like... i think cussing is wrong, but some christians dont think it's wrong, or some people just dont know, or dont care, so its a blurry line, like you dont know for sure if it is right or wrong.

Trent Andreas said...

do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful to building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.
-ephesians 4:29

kinda black and white.

i forgot what i was gonna say.

but yeah i think if you repent honestly that God will forgive you. in jeremiah God's talking about how unfaithful isreal has been and in the middle of like 3 chapters of declaring their sin he goes:

"'Return faithless Israel,'declares the Lord, 'I will frown on you no longer, for i am merciful' declares the Lord, i will not be angry forever." - v.12

so yeah.

Tubbums said...

Yeah, like how our group of friends has been talking about how God is outside of time. It seems like God is kinda "outside of sin?" Cause he knows all of the timers you will sin, he knows when you're going to sin, it's just a matter of asking for his forgiveness which is already there waiting for you. I like to think of it the way we think about accepting God into our heats for the first time. It's not neccesarily a matter of saying sorry, it's getting past your own arrogance and *accepting* (keyword) his forgiveness. But I'm babbling as of now.