What Repentance Truly Means

There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.
– George Mueller

Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.
– Matthew Henry

True repentance is no light matter. It is a thorough change of heart about sin, a change showing itself in godly sorrow and humiliation, in heartfelt confession before the throne of grace, in a complete breaking off from sinful habits, and an abiding hatred of all sin. Such repentance is the inseparable companion of saving faith in Christ.
– J. C. Ryle

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing God’s will, it will avail you nothing, even if you’ve reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
– Billy Sunday

Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.
– J. I. Packer

People who cover their faults and excuse themselves do not have a repentant spirit.
– Watchman Nee

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