What is the relationship between repentance and salvation?
Michael Beasley explains in this video that it is important to understand that when a person talks about salvation and the Gospel, the big question that needs to be asked is, “What do you need to be saved from?” People often wrongly answer that they are merely "adding God to their lives."
In reality, the Gospel preaches transformation and states that salvation and repentance involve a dying to self and that repentance is essential. We need to turn from our wickedness. We are not adding God to our lives, we are forsaking what we were. Paul says that we were dead in our trespasses and sins. There is nothing to go back to. You don’t go back to a grave that is sin. We were dead in our trespasses and sins and God made us alive.
Repentance is crucial. There must be a sorrow that leads to repentance. The Gospel calls us to live a life that is in the imitation of Christ. It is a lifelong process of sanctification. Repentance is a critical part of that process.
Acts 2:38 (NKJV) – “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
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