J.I. Packer: Our Repentance Has to Be Enlarged

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We need to realize that while God’s acceptance of each Christian believer is perfect from the start, our repentance always needs to be extended further as long as we are in this world.  Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.

J.I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God, 87.

HT: Timmy Brister

  • jameskrieg

    Truth. Repentance describes to ongoing attitude of a Christian, not merely a moment in time at my conversion. John Newton called it ‘Pleasing grief and mournful Joy’ as we see the face of the crucified Christ hanging because of our sin and for the forgiveness of our sin.