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Westminster Confession, week 23

June 10, 2017

Chapter 15: Of Repentance unto Life

1: Repentance unto life is an evangelical grace,[291] the doctrine whereof is to be preached by every minister of the Gospel, as well as that of faith in Christ.[292]

2: By it, a sinner, out of the sight and sense not only of the danger, but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins, as contrary to the holy nature, and righteous law of God; and upon the apprehension of His mercy in Christ to such as are penitent, so grieves for, and hates his sins, as to turn from them all unto God,[293] purposing and endeavouring to walk with Him in all the ways of His commandments.[294]

3: Although repentance is not to be rested in, as any satisfaction for sin, or any cause of the pardon thereof,[295] which is the act of God’s free grace in Christ,[296] yet it is of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it.[297]