By Rev. Maghembe 17th Feb 2013
It is being sorry enough to quit sinning.
The real repentance must involve a person as a whole.
TRIANGLE OF REPENTANCE
Repentance involves three important things namely
The real repentance must involve intellectual whereby a person must:
- Realise that he/ she has sinned against God
- View sin as how God does
- Realise God’s grace that saves
For real repentance to be in place, emotion is an integral part to be considered
Here, a person must:
- Feel shame to live sinful life
- Feel bad, restless and disappointed
Will is also involved in the whole process of repentance, whereby a person must:
Turn around and change in heart, behaviour and conduct completely.
Be ready to incur the price in order to depart from sin such as being abandoned by the husband, being fired from job etc.
The instance of the real repentance Luke 15: 11-32