"yet is it of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it."
â–« All of humanity split into two groups: those who repent and those who perish. â–« God surrounds us and bombards us with reminders of the necessity of repentance. â–« We are God's "trees" in God's "ground," so we owe Him to live for Him in the manner that He says. â–« God gives especially those in His church abundant helps unto repentance. â–« Without life and fruit-bearing granted unto our souls, church members will not repent; many don't; many perish. â–« We are God's creatures and God's "offspring," so we owe Him to live for Him in the manner that He says. â–« The purpose of the time and place appointed for you is that you would seek the Lord. â–« God punishes nations for idolatry now in a way from which He had previously refrained. â–« These punishments on nations come in order, in part, to warn every individual in the world that they will stand before Jesus at His judgment.