|Acts 17:30-31 |
30 These times of ignorance God has overlooked; but now he commands all men everywhere to repent,2
31 Because he has appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has appointed. And he has given assurance of this to all men, by raising him from the dead."
2 God commands all men everywhere to repent, which means to give up our selfish lifestyle of lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and pride of life, (our lusts, pleasures, habits, and affections). Christendom thinks they don't have to repent of anything. Christendom doesn't even acknowledge sin any longer. Christendom is not Christian.
This was John the Baptist's simple message of beginning repentance:
Repent: think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct. Matt 3:2
Share from your excess with those who are without the necessities of life.
Be honest in all your dealings, never exaggerating or overreaching anyone.
Don't oppress people or frighten anyone, don't lie, don't want more, don't complain. Luke 3:10-14.
Then, go to Christ, listen quietly, hear, and obey his commands. For the Holy Spirit of Christ will show you the sins of your heart, prompting you to repent and change your ways.