Repent and Believe

I think it is helpful to regularly look up the definitions of some of the common words we use on a daily basis, especially words relating to our faith. Many times we grow up hearing familiar words without ever examining what they really mean. Even if we feel we have a handle on the particular word, it is always nice to have a refresher. I recently made note of these:

Repent is from a Greek word used to describe a change of mind that results in a change of behavior.
John MacArthurBecause the Time is Near

Believe literally means: to be; to exist; to live or have your being live in accordance with.
Paris ReidheadGetting Evangelicals Saved


If I had my way

“If I had my way, I would declare a moratorium on public preaching of ‘the plan of salvation’ in America for one to two years. Then I would call on everyone who has use of the airways and the pulpits to preach the holiness of God, therighteousness of God and the law of God, until sinners would cry out, ‘What must we do to be saved?’ Then I would take them off in a corner and whisper the gospel to them. Such drastic action is needed because we have gospel-hardened a generation of sinners by telling them how to be saved before they have any understanding why they need to be saved.”
Paris Reidhead, Getting Evangelicals Saved

Do They See A Difference In Us?

“We who are born from above testify to the change that God has wrought in our hearts. Perhaps the best time for you to tell someone what has taken place in your life is when that person comes to you and says, ‘What has happened to you? I have known you before and after. You are different, Tell me about it.’ This is the best opportunity to tell someone about Christ. If they don’t see a difference, all the talking in the world is meaningless.”
Paris Reidhead