Scripture-Study List: Repentance
Jesus Christ Himself commanded His followers to repent of their sins.
- From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Elsewhere Jesus again emphasized that His purpose was to call sinners to repentance.
- But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
- But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
In His parable of the lost sheep, Jesus Christ explained that the heavens rejoice when sinners–and that means all of us–repent.