True faith is impossible without repentance

True faith is impossible without repentance



What is true repentance?‎
"Repentance is to leave The sins we loved before And show that we in earnest grieve,By doing so no more."
Rom 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH." 
"Righteousness" is Key word in Romans, used 39 times.
Here Paul means that in the Gospel God reveals how people can become righteous in His sight, how He counts them righteous, makes them righteous, makes them right with Himself.It is altogether by faith
Rom 3;28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
When Paul says salvation is through faith he is not excluding repentance. Repentance is a part of true faith in Christ  Rom 2:4,5 
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the
kindness of God leads you to repentance?But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart
you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
Matt 3:2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom and believe in the gospel." of God is at hand; repent 
True faith is impossible without repentance (Rom 2;4 
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing thatthe kindness of God leads you to repentance?) And so God's goodness leads to men to repentanceand so faith.
Repentance precedes faith, but is so closely bound up with it thatit might be called the first step of faith.
It is part of the "obedience of faith" 
Rom 1:5 hrough whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the 
obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,
Can we imagine that faith is worthy of the name if it lacks this first step?
"Revealed" - a part from God's revelation men could not know the truth about this righteousness.
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  1. FAITH WITHOUT OBEDIENCE?

    Can faith without obedience result in a positive result? Is it possible to be saved by faith alone. Jesus said he who believes and is baptized will be saved.(Mark 16:16)

    Faith without obedience?

    Could Simon Peter have filled his nets with fish by faith alone or was obedience required?(Luke 5:1-9) .......5 But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.".....9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken;)NKJV.

    Simon caught fish by faith plus obedience. Simon's obedience was not a good work. It was not keeping the Law of Moses.

    A blind man healed by Jesus. Was he healed by faith only?(John 9:1-11.....11 He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight.")NKJV

    The blind man receive sight because of faith plus obedience. The blind man did not do a good work nor was he keeping the Law of Moses.

    Was the temple tax paid by faith alone? (Matthew 17:24-27......27 Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.") NKJV.

    Money for the tax was acquired by faith plus obedience. Peter was not doing a good work nor was he obeying the Law of Moses.

    Were the lepers healed by faith only? (Luke 17:11-19...13 And they lifted up their voices and said , "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us !" 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priest." And so it was that they went, they were cleansed......)NKJV.

    The lepers were healed by faith plus obedience. The lepers were not performing good works nor were they keeping the Law of Moses.

    Obeying Jesus by being baptized in water, in order to have sins forgiven, is not a good work nor is it obeying the Law of Moses.


    JESUS NEVER TAUGHT THAT MEN WOULD BE SAVED WITHOUT WATER BAPTISM UNDER THE NEW COVENANT. SAVED BY FAITH ALONE IS A MAN-MADE DOCTRINE!


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