Thought of the day:
When it comes to the spiritual life, ‘Repentance’ is the concept with the highest density in the vocabulary of the ‘practicing’ believers of our time. In fact, many of us dare to question this expression, but without fully understanding what it implies, what it describes, and how it can be put into practice.
If, however, we look carefully and diligently at what John the Baptist preached and what Jesus later asked of us when He introduced this strange concept into His ‘theology,’ we are imperative to repent, for the Kingdom the heavens are near. ‘ (Matthew 4:17), we may be surprised at the connotations and significance of law, but especially at the need to express the real expression of ‘Repentance’ in our own lives.
Using a simple explanation, we understand that the error of interpretation and correct implementation of this mentality is rooted in the faulty adoption of the Greek original ‘Metanoia’, an expression that refers rather to the ‘radical and total transformation of thought. ‘and not exclusively to the need for’ repentance ‘(a manifestation deeply rooted in our lands). In fact, this misunderstanding is most often used as an excuse to ‘quickly erase the sins of a dozen opportunists,’ those people who make their living in a corrupt religious system and subject to evil rather than goodness.
Returning, then, we notice that the term ‘repentance’ describes a complex process of understanding the state of sin, followed by a radical change in thinking and mindset transposed into the practice of life.
In conclusion, in order to be true Christians, having a new and spiritually uplifting mind, we must first understand that it is imperative that we change the way we think and react in this world by accepting God’s ‘theology’. described in the pages of the Bible and not the meaningless additions of people.
Pastor Florin Antonie