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Repent, Renounce and Release

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9 months ago
Topics: Bible, God, Improvement, Jesus

Sitting in a pew during mass or a church service does not make anybody a Christian. This is truth. F0llowing church Sacraments does not make us holy, either. In fact, no church Sacrament has the ability to save one's soul aside from placing one's faith in Christ alone by faith alone. @Scotty17 gave me the idea for this topic, so my thanks to him in advance. He's a solid preacher of the truth.

What makes us a Christian consists of three things: repentance, renouncing our former lifestyles, and releasing others from the harm they have done to us. These come with the Christian conversion experience (faith in Christ) and are thus essential.

Repent

Again, @Scotty17 spoke a lot about what it means to repent, so I won't delve into this too deeply, but rather refer you to his topic on his blog here on read.cash. It's a remarkable read rife with spiritual insight.

At any rate, the need for repentance is a necessary part of Christian conversion. You won't hear a lot about it in churches today. Instead you will hear how much God loves you and I (and He does); how we are forgiven by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross (which is also true); and how prosperous, healthy and easier life will be once we come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The latter is not true.

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The fact is, once you become a Christian, life will become more difficult. You will lose friends, co-workers, and even family members. People will refer to you as a Bible thumper and think you have gone off the deep end and are in need of psychiatric help.

This is precisely what the world thinks of those of us who place our trust in Jesus. And if you don't believe me, you who waste your time on #Twitter, can see that recently the communist run platform banned literally thousands of Christians for sharing the gospel of Christ.

So we do not merely need to repent and believe on Jesus and thus be born again, but other things must follow afterwards. And these are important too so do not take them for granted and simply move on after you sincerely repent.

Renounce

Once we repent, we need to renounce our former lifestyles. I've heard so many testimonies in churches where people stood up and essentially bragged about their past sinful lives. That is not a good testimony for Jesus, friends. This is sinful boasting and a testimony for the powers of darkness.

When we renounce something, we do not bring it back into our memories. If and when we do, the aforementioned powers of darkness are able to grab a new foothold on our lives and tempt us to return to those days of alleged fun and debauchery. Of course, these temptations are lies and are able to harm us spiritually, and yes, even physically.

Therefore, we must make every effort to separate ourselves from our past lifestyles.

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We have to be willing to let go of those old memories. Yes, Satan and his minions will bring them to our memories, but we must act quickly and renounce them for what they were/are: sinful practices. This is the key to renouncing our old ways.

Release

Of course, we have to release others from the harm they did to us or our loved ones. In other words, rather than dwell on what happened and what they did, we must be completely willing to forgive the person or persons. Now here I don't mean for one to simply mumble something like, "I forgive so and so." To use a Texas idiom, that dog won't hunt.

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Instead, we have to forgive the person completely. This means we need to refuse to allow those old grudges to rise to the surface again. And if and when they do, we renounce them, repent again, and begin the act of forgiveness anew.

I once read a story in Texas about two men in prison there. One was a recent convert who had found Jesus behind those cold steel bars that clank open and closed so often you'd think it was done on purpose. Anyway, the man's sister had been brutally murdered. The Christian totally forgave the killer. I don't know if the story is still around or not, but it is called: "I Shook the Hand that Killed My Sister."

My prayer for you

Listen, repentance, renouncing our past, and releasing others is no easy task. It can be an arduous journey but is nevertheless necessary if we are to live holy lives for a holy God. So I have a prayer I'd like to share with you and for you.

"Heavenly Father, you are worthy of all worship and praise. Despite our sins, you sent your Son Jesus to die on the cross for us so we might live for His glory and spend eternity in your presence. In the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, help me see where I need ro repent, what I need to renounce in my life, and who I need to completely release. I ask these things in the glorious name of Jesus. Amen."

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I always dio repentance. And it feels so good in the heart 🤗💖

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9 months ago

Good for you. It's a great habit to form.

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9 months ago

I really love content like this it can open the heart of every christian.❤️

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9 months ago

Being the child of a pastor infact doesn't make anyone an automatic christian, so I agree with you that everyone has come to this world alone and would also leave alone, so therefore, salvation is a personal experience

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9 months ago

You made a good point and I appreciate it, James. Some of the more vile human beings I have met have been the kids of pastors and priests.

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9 months ago

Actually I was searching for @scotty17 so that I should quickly feed my self with the word of God and I later noticed he hasn't post any articles but I am still expecting his article. Then I saw your post, we all need to repent , that is the number one key of christianity repentance first. Please can I call you mom at these platform and also kindly accept my sponsor ship offer ❤️

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9 months ago

I love this content sis mam, and give us enlightenment as a Christian.

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9 months ago

Kindly apply it to your life.

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9 months ago

Nah, no need to mention me. This is your article, Mariel. But thanks anyway.

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9 months ago

We must not dwell on the harm that others have done for us. We have to forgive them totally without holding any grudge against.

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9 months ago

Correct. Just as Jesus forgave us, so we must forgive others.

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9 months ago

Amen dear, thank you for the prayers dear friend. I hope that this is going help some people too

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9 months ago

I hope and pray so as well. Thanks for reading.

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9 months ago

Well done, cowgirl. Mighty fine writing right there.

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9 months ago

Crazy Texan! haha

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9 months ago

Beautifully written and once again on point. Thanks, Ma'am Mariel.

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9 months ago

Thanks as always, sir Razor.

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9 months ago

Again, it is my pleasure.

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9 months ago

Nice message... Despite my reservations concerning faith,,, no harm can come from the message of forgiveness... It's good to just forgive... Thanks for putting it out there...

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9 months ago

Wait a sec - what about your reservations concerning faith? Kindly expound.

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9 months ago

Nothing much mate... Just that it can't really be proven from outside it... You have to have faith to see it's real... Something like that... I hope you understand...

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9 months ago

All right. Well, here's the thing: you can't prove either Christianity or evolution so you have a choice. Choose wisely.

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9 months ago

Oh... We can't prove evolution??? I didn't know that... I'm a Christian though... I just usually have reservations... I don't mind openly supporting peaceful messages...I hate violence...

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