The Biblical Concept of Repentance

  • A definition of repentance would be a "turning away from" or a "turning around". Literally it means "turning from sin to God."
  • This important Biblical doctrine reminds us of the seriousness of sin. It is a most serious matter indeed when we fail to do what is right (a sin of omission) or to do what is wrong (a sin of commission). When we disobey God in these ways we must repent and turn away from such activity.
  • In this lesson we want to answer the questions that are often asked concerning repentance. What is meant by the term? Is it necessary to repent? How is repentance related to faith? Are there evidences of repentance? Are believers supposed to repent?