Repentance, Part 4
Salvation Bible Basics
Fourthly, when true repentance is in a person’s life, it causes a difference in a person’s life. Let’s look at Matthew 3:8. John the Baptist was preaching and some people came to him and wanted to be baptised. John the Baptist refused to baptise them, telling them instead, ‘Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.’ Now what are these fruits meet for repentance? He is talking about an outward act, an outward picture, an outward change that evidences itself in that person’s life so people know they have truly repented. Others can see the difference.
Therefore, when true repentance takes place in a person’s life you will see the difference in the way he lives. There will be a difference in the way he talks. There will be a difference in the way he acts. There will be a difference in the attitude of his heart. His life will be different. There will be an evident change. If a man has not changed, he has not repented. If a man has not turned from idols, he has not repented. If there is no sorrow for sin, there is no repentance. Nothing can be plainer from the Word of God.