Dec 30, 2011

Quotes about Repentance



The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity. --Lord Byron

It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses... –Ignatius

Men tell us in these days that sin is what you think it is. Well, it is not. Sin is what God thinks it is. You may think according to your own conscience. God thinks according to His. –John G. Lake

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Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God's grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.
--Randy Alcorn

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. --CS Lewis

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state. --William Law

Sin is not to be ignored, nor minimised. It is the most patent fact in life, the darkest experience in the history of the race. It is the root of all the world's tragedies. It is that which makes "conscience a thousand swords," "the torture of an inward hell," "the worm that doth be gnaw the soul." --James M. Campbell


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Get alone with Jesus and either tell Him that you do not want sin to die out in you - or else tell Him that at all costs you want to be identified with His death. --Oswald Chambers

Beloved, if any unholiness exists in the nature, it is not there by the consent of the Spirit of God. If unholiness is in your life it is because your soul is giving consent to it, and you are retaining it. Let it go. Cast it out and let God have His way in your life. --John G. Lake

Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God. --William Law

You are the way you are because that's the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now. --Fred Smith

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The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.—Brennan Manning

Men do not differ much about what things they call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. -- G. K. Chesterton

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish for spiritual things then it is sin for you, however, innocent it may be in itself. --Suzanna Wesley

It is perilously easy to have amazing sympathy with God's truth and remain in sin.-- Oswald Chambers


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Jesus reserved his hardest words for the hidden sins of hypocrisy, pride, greed and legalism.--Philip Yancey

The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it. --Leonard Ravenhill

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well. –Louis Kronenberger

You'll never be able to speak against sin if you're entertained by it. --John Muncee

Primarily, God is not bound to punish sin; he is bound to destroy sin. The only vengeance worth having on sin is to make the sinner himself its executioner. --George MacDonald

Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies. –Montaigne

Repentance lifts a man up. Mourning knocks at heaven's gate. Holy humility opens it. -- John Climacus

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