Tuesday, 8 September 2020
'Repent' is a confusing word. It is one of those English words that has more than one meaning. One meaning is "to feel regret" or "to feel sorry." A strong regret, but still primarily a feeling. We see this usage in the King James Version of the Bible in places such as "God repented that He had created man" at the time of Noah.
The other meaning is similar, but not quite the same. It means "to feel such regret for sins or crimes as produces amendment of life" (dictionary.com). That is closer to the Biblical meaning, in that it goes past the feeling into the realm of acting because of the feeling. But, as a concept, does it still fall short of the full meaning of the words of Scripture?
We explore what biblical repentance means, so do read the rest of our post here!