A Changed Mind and a Changed Life

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Brian Schwertley:

“You must understand that when a person is regenerated (i.e., born again; see Jn. 3:3)4 and has true saving faith in Jesus Christ, he or she will repent of their past sinful lifestyle. True repentance involves a change of mind that results in a change of life. You see that your past life without Christ was lived in selfish vanity. You see that you were serving your sinful lusts rather than Jesus Christ. You see your sins as God sees them: evil, wicked, debauched, vain and hurtful to man and God. You are thoroughly convicted in heart and soul to put off these wicked activities (e.g., drunkenness, drug abuse, premarital sex, lying, theft, fraud, adultery, hatred, envy) and to replace them with activities that glorify and please God (e.g., Christian marriage, restitution, prayer, honest business practices, love, peace, kindness, etc.). God wants you to produce good fruit for His kingdom. True repentance will even involve laying aside evil, God-hating friends and replacing them with godly, Christian friends. True repentance cares more about what God says (in His word) and thinks than what your so-called friends think. “I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God” (Lk. 12:8-9). “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 Jn. 2:15-17).”

~”A Summary of the Christian Worldview”

Read more: http://www.reformedonline.com/uploads/1/5/0/3/15030584/a_summary_of_the_christian_worldview.pdf


5 thoughts on “A Changed Mind and a Changed Life

  1. An FYI for anyone reading these comments: Since I am a paleo-Protestant “stick in the mud,” I no longer celebrate Christmas. Anyone interested in learning about the historic Protestant view on the celebration/observance of manmade holy days is invited to peruse my “Holydays” page, accessible at the top of this blog :-).

  2. Pingback: Preparing for the Kingdom | Bijbelvorser = Bible Researcher

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