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Do We Need To Repent

Do born again, spirit filled Christians still need to repent when they sin? My friend says no. I say YES because of what 1 John 1:9 says.

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Yes!always we all need all most or need to get things straight with the Lord which means go to Him in prayer honest prayers be open to the voice of the lord palms91:90

---Elena_95555 on 6/27/16

Mostly agree Joseph. We should turn from sin in our lives and actions.

Because we are Born again to live in Christ Jesus.

1John 3:7
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

There was a Song Writer musician called Keith Green I loved his music. I went to one of his concerts. He told the Crowd that Jesus came to save us from living in sin. That not going to hell was just an extra.

Many today want to live in sin and still avoid hell.

Rock of ages cleft for me.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/8/15

Father's grace induces sorrow within His chosen that leads them to repentance. That repentance is an empowered turn from the darkness of Satan's sensually based system of the world to the light of the faith of the Christ. It is the Father that turns man from darkness to light, and He does not fail in inspiring the only repentance that will ultimately be required, a turn to Jesus, the Christ, our Lord, and the believer knows that "He was manifested to take away our sins, and [in our unity] in Him there is no sin. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. The worshippers once purged [of sin] should have no more conscience of sins."
---joseph on 5/8/15

\\You are an infidel in the scriptural sense.\\
Keep on blessing me, Trav.
All you do is increase my heavenly treasure.
---Cluny on 5/6/15

Your welcome, may the Lord bless you in health and mind. You've blessed many yourself.
Its an honorable, humble and wise man that can be rebuked and come out a better man.

Pro_9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Tit 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
---Trav on 5/7/15

\\You are an infidel in the scriptural sense.\\

Keep on blessing me, Trav.

All you do is increase my heavenly treasure.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/6/15

Mark Eaton, that is a really good revelation. Confess and repentance are two different concepts. Can I confess that I repent when I make mistakes and I'm In Christ Jesus many years. My point is that I see even making a bad decision, thinking at the time it was a good decision, I see that as sin later down the road. Are all mistakes sin?
---donna9393 on 5/4/15

If you actually think you mean that much to me,...
---Cluny on 5/1/15

A cluntinuous "clunfirming testimony".

1Ti_5:2 The elder women as mothers, the younger as sisters, with all purity.

1Ti_5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

What is wrong with you cluny? Here is another scriptural sister/woman you go out of your way to be mean too.
You are an infidel in the scriptural sense.
An orthodoc's paradox.
---Trav on 5/4/15

\\You must be running out of ways to try to provoke people to even think I meant that.\\

If you actually think you mean that much to me, YOU are the one who needs to grow up.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/1/15


You must be running out of ways to try to provoke people to even think I meant that.

Grow up !!
---Rita_H on 5/1/15

I hate to be a knit-picker but 1 John 1:9 does not say anything about repentance.

The verse says to CONFESS. Repentance in a Biblical sense is about changing directions and changing our minds about something.

Confession about sin to God and others brings about the sorrow and contrition people think about when they hear the word repent. This is the correct attitude we need to have about sin, that we are genuinely sorry for not loving God or loving someone enough to leave our selfishness behind and take unselfish acts of love.
---Mark_Eaton on 5/1/15

Depends on your definition of repent.
Your definition of repent is of an acknowledgement of sin, which I totally agree with and follows 1 John 1:9.

Your friend might becoming more from an identity perspective definition of repent, found in Romans 5-7. There are two types of sin in the Bible and both are Biblical and needed in our daily lives. Action and thought based vs identity based. Your friend is operating from a position of strength, by God's power, that (s)he has overcome sin. Your friend may think that a need to repent is to require a re-acceptance of Christ, which is not Biblical. I highly recommend "The rest of the Gospel" by Dan Stone. The word "rest" is intended as a pun for peace.

---Scott1 on 5/1/15

\\I would say that a 'Christian' who thinks that they can sin and not repent is probably not as 'born again and spirit filled' as they think they are. \\

Do you mean to say there are degrees of being born again?

If so, how do YOU know you're as born again as you think you are?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/1/15

In the letters to the Churches from Jesus. He says.

Rev 2:5
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Rev 2:16
Repent, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Read 1john2. We must go to our High Priest.

If you are not sorry for your sins. Then something is wrong.

Rock of Ages cleft for me.
---Samuelbb7 on 5/1/15

1 John 1:9 the first step toward salvation for a Jew under the Kingdom gospel was repent and be baptized. In this Age of Grace, we dont beg for forgiveness. Our instructions are, believe in our heart the finished work of the cross for our salvation. (1 Cor 15:1-4)

its through faith in His blood which, of course, is incorporated with His death, burial and resurrection.
Most people think before God can save us weve got to get down and grovel and repent and cry out and beg for forgiveness. We simply realize, were sinners, the minute we realize were lost and we believe that the work of the cross is accomplished, its done. God justifies us.
---michael_e on 4/30/15

Donna: Stick with what the word of God (the Bible) says & you'll be alright. The devil hates it when you boldly stand on God's word & declare IT IS WRITTEN!
---Leon on 4/30/15

\\She said she knows everything.
---donna9393 on 4/30/15

I've been a Christian for over 50 years, and I'm constantly learning things. So I wouldn't take your friend seriously.

I'll say it again: Repentance is a life-style, a constant course correction as we travel on our way to the heavenly homeland.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/30/15

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I would say that a 'Christian' who thinks that they can sin and not repent is probably not as 'born again and spirit filled' as they think they are. I wonder which spirits they are 'filled' with.

The sooner that we repent after having sinned the better will be our relationship with our Saviour.
---Rita_H on 5/1/15

I have been saved a long time too. I am a born again believer and will always be. If you know to help someone and don't do it, it's a sin. That does not mean I'm not saved but do repent. We know the spirit is at war with the flesh all the time. Therefore we do sin and we need to repent. That's the reason we must pray, be careful what we look at, be careful who our friends are and stay in our bible. no human is perfect.....not one single human.
---shira4368 on 5/1/15

Leon, yes but she claims she's a SAINT and not a she doesn't need to repent. I so disagree with her but she's been saved 37 years and I'm only 31 years in the Lord. She said she knows everything.
---donna9393 on 4/30/15

Yes, you're right Donna because you stand on what Scripture says.
---Leon on 4/30/15

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