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What DO we believe? Lesson 3 (page 2)
Repentance
 

Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Even God Repented: Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

OUR RELIGION WILL NOT SAVE US:

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

OUR GOOD WORKS WILL NOT SAVE US:

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

OUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL NOT SAVE US:

Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

GOD MADE A WAY OF ESCAPE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH:

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There is a trail of blood all the way back to the Garden of Eden. When man committed the original sin through disobedience, God killed animals and made them clothing.

The last plague on Egypt was the death of the eldest child. God told Moses to have the Children of Israel to slay their Passover lamb and apply the blood to the door post and the lintel above the door. Because of obedience the oldest child of the Children of Israel was spared for everyone that had obeyed. The Egyptians did not know to apply the blood, so the oldest child in every household of the Egyptians died when the death angel passed over Egypt. This was the first Passover. This was one of the three Feasts that the Children of Israel were commanded to observe.

A short time later, God gave the law of blood sacrifices on Mount Sinai. This law was to kill animals as a sacrifice for sin. The blood of bulls, goats, heifers, sheep and turtledoves were not sufficient to erase sin, but, would roll the sins ahead for one year at a time. The next year the sacrifice of another animal was necessary to continue to roll sins ahead for the next year. These sins WERE NOT FORGIVEN, but only rolled ahead to the next year.

Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Jesus was our Passover Lamb. He died on the cross during the Feast of The Passover.. SIN DIED WHERE THE BLOOD FELL! This mountain of sins that had been rolled ahead year after year dissolved at the foot of the cross when the first drop of His Royal Blood fell.

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

THIS WAS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SINS. The sins that had been rolled ahead stopped at Calvary. Our sins are rolled back to Calvary and Future sins will be rolled back to Calvary.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness .

Confess our sins is to repent. This confession is made directly to God. We do not need to confess to our minister or to each other. God alone can forgive sins, so our confession should be made to HIM alone.

Psalms 103:12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.