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You Make Me Strong: Bible Studies and Spiritual Encouragement with Travis Reinold

Jan 4, 2019

This week I felt compelled to do an entire podcast on one word found in The Bible.  Repentance.  For centuries, Christians have utterly confused the meaning of this one simple word. Unfortunately, this confusion has led to a lot of unnecessary suffering. 

I’ve listened to countless Christian services and messages where the message goes something like this: “You’ve got to repent of your sins.  Stop committing that sin.  Repent, brother.  You’re not really a Christian until you repent.” 

Then after throwing the word repent around a few times, that person will usually talk about various types of sexual sins. 

For whatever reason, sexual sins are the ones that everyone talks about.  Then, I hear Christians gossiping about other Christians.  They’ll say, “Are you sure so and so is really a Christian?  I mean, look at them.  They can’t be a Christian.  They didn’t really repent.”  So many Christians talk about repentance but few really understand what repentance means. So, what does repentance mean?