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Repentance Quotes

There can be no true conversion without conviction of sin. It is one thing to agree that I am a sinner: it is quite another thing to experience the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life. Many have forgotten that the message is repentance toward God as well as faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. –William MacDonald

True repentance is more than just a mental game. Repentance is a decisive change in direction. It’s a change of mind that leads to a change of thinking that leads to a change of attitude that leads to a change of feeling that leads to a change of values that leads to a change in the way you live. –Ray Pritchard

 Repentance is a change of mind of a very deep and practical character, which makes the man love what once he hated, and hate what once he loved. –Charles Spurgeon

There is one case of death-bed repentance recorded—the penitent thief—that no one should despair; and only one, that no one should presume. –Augustine

To repent is to adopt God's viewpoint in place of your own. –William Temple

Repentance is the estimate a man forms of sin and of his own ways as a sinner through the light of God penetrating into his soul. –J.N. Darby

Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement; he is a rebel who must lay down his arms. Laying down your arms, surrendering, saying you are sorry, realizing that you have been on the wrong track and getting ready to start life over again … is what Christians call repentance. –C.S. Lewis

Regret is not repentance. Out of 10 men in the Bible who said, “I have sinned,” only five actually repented. –H.G.B.

Repentance is not opposed to grace; it is the recognition of the need of grace. –H.A. Ironside

Repentance is a lost note in our preaching and experience and the lack of it is filling our churches with baptized sinners who have never felt the guilt of sin or the need of a Savior. –Vance Havner

Does “repent and believe the gospel” imply that the sinner must do two things to be saved, and not one only? The exhortation is really only one requirement. The instruction, “Leave London and go to Los Angeles,” sounds like a two-fold request, but it really is only one; it is impossible to go to Los Angeles without leaving London. –J. Edwin Orr

Law and the fear of hell may startle into sorrow, and even lead to some kind of repentance. But it is the great power of Christ’s love and sacrifice which will really melt the heart into true repentance…. I beseech you to put yourselves under the influence of that great love, and look on that Cross till your hearts melt. –Alexander Maclaren