act 17v30 Commandeth All Men Everywhere To Repent
"COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERYWHERE TO REPENT"
For four thousand years the
nations of the world were engulfed in the ignorance and darkness of religious
superstition and idolatry. Satan deceived the Gentile world. They had no light,
but the light of creation and the light of their depraved consciences. Great
darkness covered the earth. God gave the light of Divine revelation to the
Then Christ came. The Sun of Righteousness arose in
the earth with healing in his wings. By virtue of his death as the sinner's
Substitute, Satan's usurped dominion over the nations of the world was broken,
the types and shadows of the law were fulfilled, and the
Without repentance there is no salvation. Our Lord tells us plainly, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Wherever Christ, the Prince of Heaven and the Savior of men grants faith and the forgiveness of sins through his blood, he also gives repentance. Repentance and faith are twin graces. They always go together. Where there is no faith there is no repentance; and where there is no repentance there is no faith. Someone once said, "There is no going to the fair haven of glory without sailing through the narrow strait of repentance." He was right. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out."