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Top 57 True Repentance Quotes (BLESSINGS)

20 Quotes on the True Essence of Repentance

“Repentance is no fun at all. It is something harder than merely eating humble pie. It means unlearning the self-conceit and self-will that we have been training ourselves into for thousands of years.”

C. S. Lewis
True repentance never exists in conjunction with faith, while, on the other hand, wherever there is true faith, there is also real repentance. - Louis Berkhof
True repentance never exists in conjunction with faith, while, on the other hand, wherever there is true faith, there is also real repentance. – Louis Berkhof
Obedience is the positive side of repentance. - John Blanchard
Obedience is the positive side of repentance. – John Blanchard
Repentance is an attitude that leads to action. - John Blanchard
Repentance is an attitude that leads to action. – John Blanchard
Repentance is an inner change of heart and mind and an outward change of life. - John Blanchard
Repentance is an inner change of heart and mind and an outward change of life. – John Blanchard
True repentance is personal, permanent, painful and profitable. - John Blanchard
True repentance is personal, permanent, painful and profitable. – John Blanchard
No one repents of his own accord. - John Calvin
No one repents of his own accord. – John Calvin
Repentance is nothing else but a reformation of the whole life according to the Law of God. - John Calvin
Repentance is nothing else but a reformation of the whole life according to the Law of God. – John Calvin
The beginning of repentance is the confession of guilt. - John Calvin
The beginning of repentance is the confession of guilt. – John Calvin
Repentance is a change of the mind and regeneration is a change of the man. - Thomas Adams
Repentance is a change of the mind and regeneration is a change of the man. – Thomas Adams
Repentance is ultimate honesty. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Repentance is ultimate honesty. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
According to the greatness of the sin must the repentance be. - Ambrose
According to the greatness of the sin must the repentance be. – Ambrose
Repentance is a continual spring, where the waters of godly sorrow are always flowing. - Thomas Brooks
Repentance is a continual spring, where the waters of godly sorrow are always flowing. – Thomas Brooks
No repentance is true repentance which does not recognize Jesus as Lord over every area of life. - John C. Chapman
No repentance is true repentance which does not recognize Jesus as Lord over every area of life. – John C. Chapman
Repentance is the process by which we see ourselves, day by day, as we really are sinful, needy, dependent people. - Charles Colson
Repentance is the process by which we see ourselves, day by day, as we really are: sinful, needy, dependent people. – Charles Colson
True repentance does not substitute sacrifice for obedience. - Vance Havner
True repentance does not substitute sacrifice for obedience. – Vance Havner
True repentance hates the sin, and not merely the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered and felt God’s love. - W. M. Taylor
True repentance hates the sin, and not merely the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered and felt God’s love. – W. M. Taylor
Repentance is the turning of the whole heart from sin and Satan to serve God in newness of life. - Erroll Hulse
Repentance is the turning of the whole heart from sin and Satan to serve God in newness of life. – Erroll Hulse
True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. - Robert South
True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye. – Robert South
Repentance with man is the changing of his will; repentance with God is the willing of a change. -  John Trapp
Repentance with man is the changing of his will; repentance with God is the willing of a change. – John Trapp

14 Quotes on True Repentance and Blessing & How They Intertwined

“When we truly comprehend our own nature, repentance is no dry doctrine, no frightening message, no morbid form of self-flagellation. It is, as the early church fathers said, a gift God grants which leads to life.”

Charles Colson
Repentance is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. - John Milton
Repentance is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. – John Milton
Every man feels more comfort and spiritual joy after true repentance for a sin, than he had in that innocence before he committed the sin. - John Donne
Every man feels more comfort and spiritual joy after true repentance for a sin, than he had in that innocence before he committed the sin. – John Donne
If sin and thy heart be two, Christ and thy heart are one. - Thomas Brooks
If sin and thy heart be two, Christ and thy heart are one. – Thomas Brooks
Repentance, if it be true, strikes at the root and washes the heart from wickedness. - Matthew Henry
Repentance, if it be true, strikes at the root and washes the heart from wickedness. – Matthew Henry
Nothing will make the faces of God’s children more fair than for them to wash themselves every morning in their tears. - Samuel Clark
Nothing will make the faces of God’s children more fair than for them to wash themselves every morning in their tears. – Samuel Clark

“Real repentance produces confession and forsaking of sin, reconciliation and restitution, separation from the world, submission to the lordship of Christ and filling of the Holy Spirit.”

Vance Havner
The grief of repentance is never loss in any way; not to experience this grief, that is loss indeed. - R. C. H. Lenski
The grief of repentance is never loss in any way; not to experience this grief, that is loss indeed. – R. C. H. Lenski
Repentance is the next happiest state to that of sinlessness. - Lorinus
Repentance is the next happiest state to that of sinlessness. – Lorinus
The sunshine is always sweeter after we have been in the shade; so you will find Jesus in returning to him. - Robert Murray M’Cheyne
The sunshine is always sweeter after we have been in the shade; so you will find Jesus in returning to him. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Upon the two hinges of faith and repentance do all the promises of the Bible hang. - George Swinnock
Upon the two hinges of faith and repentance do all the promises of the Bible hang. – George Swinnock
Those who make their eyes a fountain to wash Christ’s feet in shall have his side to wash their souls in. - John Trapp
Those who make their eyes a fountain to wash Christ’s feet in shall have his side to wash their souls in. – John Trapp
It is better to meet God with tears in your eyes than with weapons in your hands. - Thomas Watson
It is better to meet God with tears in your eyes than with weapons in your hands. – Thomas Watson
Repentance unravels sin, and makes sin not to be. - Thomas Watson
Repentance unravels sin, and makes sin not to be. – Thomas Watson

16 Quotes on the Importance of Repentance

There is no going to the fair haven of glory without sailing through the narrow strait of repentance. - William Dyer
There is no going to the fair haven of glory without sailing through the narrow strait of repentance. – William Dyer
The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing. - John Blanchard
The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing. – John Blanchard
Whatever the cost of putting a thing right, it can never be more than the cost of leaving it wrong. - John Blanchard
Whatever the cost of putting a thing right, it can never be more than the cost of leaving it wrong. – John Blanchard
When man fell into sin he changed his mind - and until he changes it again he can never be right with God. - John Blanchard
When man fell into sin he changed his mind – and until he changes it again he can never be right with God. – John Blanchard
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. - Thomas Carlyle
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. – Thomas Carlyle
All true believers are lifelong repenters. - Jim Elliff
All true believers are lifelong repenters. – Jim Elliff
Never will Christ enter into that soul where the herald of repentance hath not been before him. - Joseph Hall
Never will Christ enter into that soul where the herald of repentance hath not been before him. – Joseph Hall
Repentance and faith are graces we have received, not goals we have achieved. - John Blanchard
Repentance and faith are graces we have received, not goals we have achieved. – John Blanchard
Let the quantity of thy sins be the measure of thy repentance. - Isaac Bargrave
Let the quantity of thy sins be the measure of thy repentance. – Isaac Bargrave
Wherever God designs to give life he gives repentance. - Matthew Henry
Wherever God designs to give life he gives repentance. – Matthew Henry
Repentance is the only gate through which the gospel is received. - Basilea Schlink
Repentance is the only gate through which the gospel is received. – Basilea Schlink
The church can do many things after she repents, but she can do nothing else until she repents. - Vance Havner
The church can do many things after she repents, but she can do nothing else until she repents. – Vance Havner
Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated as long as there is sin. - J. C. Macaulay
Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated as long as there is sin. – J. C. Macaulay
Repentance and faith are like Siamese twins. If one is sick, the other cannot be well, for they live but one life. - C. H. Spurgeon
Repentance and faith are like Siamese twins. If one is sick, the other cannot be well, for they live but one life. – C. H. Spurgeon
God will take nine steps towards us, but he will not take the tenth. He will incline us to repent, but he cannot do our repenting for us. - A. W. Tozer
God will take nine steps towards us, but he will not take the tenth. He will incline us to repent, but he cannot do our repenting for us. – A. W. Tozer
You can pray till doomsday for revival, but you will never get it without repentance and confession of sin in the Christian life. - A. W. Tozer
You can pray till doomsday for revival, but you will never get it without repentance and confession of sin in the Christian life. – A. W. Tozer

7 Quotes on the Urgency of Repentance

You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late. - Thomas Fuller
You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late. – Thomas Fuller
If we lose our time to repent, we shall repent for ever that we once lost our time. - Thomas Adams
If we lose our time to repent, we shall repent for ever that we once lost our time. – Thomas Adams
A religion that does not begin with repentance is certain to end there - perhaps too late.
A religion that does not begin with repentance is certain to end there – perhaps too late.
Though after this life repentance be perpetual, it is in vain. - Augustine
Though after this life repentance be perpetual, it is in vain. – Augustine
If God’s today be too soon for thy repentance, thy tomorrow may be too late for his acceptance. - William Secker
If God’s today be too soon for thy repentance, thy tomorrow may be too late for his acceptance. – William Secker
Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late. - Ralph Venning
Late repentance is seldom true, but true repentance is never too late. – Ralph Venning
Sin and hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. - C. H. Spurgeon
Sin and hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. – C. H. Spurgeon

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