Repentance

“True repentance always begins by understanding  the astonishing truth of this simple statement: only God is good.” – Chapell

Romans 3:10-12 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Mark 10:18 – And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Before a person can be truly saved, or born again he/she must first realize that all his goodness is tainted and worthless to a perfectly good God.  God’s standard for good means that it is totally, completely free from any pollutions, contaminates, – sin.  In other words nothing you have ever done will meet that standard and when you come to that realization then true repentance can happen because you realize that you are a sinner and God is “good” and you need His grace and mercy in order to be saved!
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