Call to Repentance II

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Call to Repentance II

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John the Baptist calls for repentance (Luke 3:1-14)

John the Baptist was a Nazarene. He was born by Zechariah and Elizabeth. The word of God came unto him in the wilderness. He went about Jordan preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. The people came to him and asked what they should do to be saved. He asked them to forsake their sins as he baptized them. Some of the people who came to him were soldiers and tax collectors. He gave them specific instructions on what to do.

To the multitude, john the Baptist said, “He that has two coats, let him share with him who has none, and he who has food should do likewise. To the tax collectors, he said, “Collect no more than is appointed you To the soldiers, John the Baptist said. “Rob no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your wages

John’s call for repentance was a warning to the people to do away with greed and illegal possession of wealth. At the same time, he warned against violence.

Consequences of lack of repentance (I Samuel 3:18,4:10-21)

God does not forgive anybody who refuses to repent and do away with sins. The serious consequences of lack of repentance are given in the following list:

  1. Death: The wages of sin is death, Anybody who refuses to repent of his/her sin will die. This death may be physical, meaning that his or her life will come to an end it may also be spiritual meaning that he or she will be separated from the protection and blessings of God.
  2. Guilt: Failure to repent of sin leads to the feeling of guilt and unhappiness especially each time we remember our sinful or wrong act.
  3. Lack of repentance makes us be far away from God and also makes God be far from us. In essence, there will be a broken relationship between God and us.
  4. Hardship and Oppression: Sinfulness can bring lack and oppression to a person’s life since a person who continues in sin cannot enjoy the Grace of God.
  5. An unrepentant sinner will not enjoy the blessings of God.
  6. Lack of repentance can make a student record academic failure For instance, if a student fails to repent of truancy, he/she cannot pass his/her examination.
  7. An immoral person who fails to repent can contract deadly diseases like gonorrhoea and HIV/AIDS.
  8. Lack of repentance can lead to death and destruction as recorded in the Bible.

Examples ion as recorded in the Bible. Examples of such instances are:

  • Eli died as a result of the disobedience and waywardness of his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas.
  • The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas died in the war due to their disobedience.
  • Ananias and Saphira, the unfaithful husband and wife died of disobedience.
  • The Israelites spent more time than expected on their journey in the wilderness because of disobedience.
  • Pharaoh and his warriors perished in the Red Sea because they disobeyed God’s order to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt for the promised land.

 

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