Repentance (Separate page)

Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                  R e p e n t a n c e       ( 27  RELATED  PHRASES )                             

            The word 'repentance'  appears  2,932  times  in the writings of Ellen G. White                       See page on Original Site

           +     Repentance   ( 2,932 )  

           +     Repentance of sin   ( 29 )      >     Repentance of their sin  (  )

           +     Full repentance  ( 7 )    >    thorough repentance  ( 27 )    >    full and complete repentance  ( 1 )

           +     God's repentance  ( 3 )     >    Man's repentance  ( 5 )

           +     Heartfelt Repentance  ( 18 )

           +    opportunity for repentance  ( 51 )

           +    Repentance toward God   ( 245 )

              Salvation through repentance   ( 10 )

             True Repentance    ( 123 )      >      Sincere repentance  ( 60 )

           +    without repentance  ( 24 )    >    without repentance of their sins ( 3 )

 

                                .  .  .   of  repentance     ( appears xxx times )                                     

                     +      Baptism  of  Repentance   ( 11 )

                         Fruits of repentance  (  )

                         Necessity of repentance  ( 7 )    >   do not see the necessity of repentance  ( 2 )

                     +     proof of their repentance  ( 3 )

                     +     Work of repentance  ( 68 )      >    through work of repentance  (  )

 

                                  Repentance  for  Sin       ( appears xxx times )                                                 

                     +     repentance for (his) sin   (  )

                         repenting sinner  ( 84 )     >    forgive the repenting sinner

                No  repentance  for  sin

                     +    No repentance (  )   >   Not repentant  (  ) 

                     +    Against repentance  (  )

                     +    impenitent  (  )   > 

                     +    refuse to repent  (  )    >    refused to repent  (  )

                     +    unrepented of   (14)   ►  unrepented sin  ( 2 )  
                                              >    unrepented sins  ( 4 )   
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                     +    Without repentance of their sins  ( 3 )   >

Grievously had the children of Israel “sinned against the Lord their God, ... and wrought wicked things.” “They would not hear, but ... rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them.” It was because they had “left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal,” and refused steadfastly to repent, that the Lord “afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight,” in harmony with the plain warnings He had sent them “by all His servants the prophets.”  Prophets and Kings, page 291.4   Read entire Chapter 23

 

                                   Call  to  repentance                                                                                      

                       Call to repentance  (  )    >   Called  to  repentance  (  )

                       Calling the people to repentance   (  )

                    +    opportunity for repentance  ( 51 )    >   ample opportunity for repentance  (  )

 

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revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work. There must be earnest effort to obtain the blessing of the Lord, not because God is not willing to bestow His blessing upon us, but because we are unprepared to receive it. Our heavenly Father is more willing to give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, than are earthly parents to give good gifts to their children. But it is our work, by confession, humiliation, repentance, and earnest prayer, to fulfill the conditions upon which God has promised to grant us His blessing. A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer. While the people are so destitute of God's Holy spirit, they cannot appreciate the preaching of the Word; but when the Spirit's power touches their hearts, then the discourses given will not be without effect. Guided by the teachings of God's Word, with the manifestation of His Spirit, in the exercise of sound discretion, those who attend our meetings will gain a precious experience, and returning home, will be prepared to exert a healthful influence.  {1SM 121.1}  {RH, March 22, 1887 par. 1}

 

Sins that have not been repented of and forsaken will not be pardoned and blotted out of the books of record, but will stand to witness against the sinner in the day of God. He may have committed his evil deeds in the light of day or in the darkness of night; but they were open and manifest before Him with whom we have to do. Angels of God witnessed each sin and registered it in the unerring records. Sin may be concealed, denied, covered up from father, mother, wife, children, and associates; no one but the guilty actors may cherish the least suspicion of the wrong; but it is laid bare before the intelligences of heaven. The darkness of the darkest night, the secrecy of all deceptive arts, is not sufficient to veil one thought from the knowledge of the Eternal. God has an exact record of every unjust account and every unfair dealing. He is not deceived by appearances of piety. He makes no mistakes in His estimation of character. Men may be deceived by those who are corrupt in heart, but God pierces all disguises and reads the inner life.  Great Controversy, page 486.2   Read entire chapter 28
 
These wise men acknowledged a mysterious power accompanying the ark -- a power which they had no wisdom to meet. Yet they did not counsel the people to turn from their idolatry to serve the Lord. They still hated the God of Israel, though compelled by overwhelming judgments to submit to His authority. Thus sinners may be convinced by the judgments of God that it is in vain to contend against Him. They may be compelled to submit to His power, while at heart they rebel against His control. Such submission cannot save the sinner. The heart must be yielded to God -- must be subdued by divine grace -- before man's repentance can be accepted.  Patriarchs and Prophets, page 587.3
 
The second year of famine passed, and still the pitiless heavens gave no sign of rain. Drought and famine continued their devastation throughout the kingdom. Fathers and mothers, powerless to relieve the sufferings of their children, were forced to see them die. Yet still apostate Israel refused to humble their hearts before God and continued to murmur against the man by whose word these terrible judgments had been brought upon them. They seemed unable to discern in their suffering and distress a call to repentance, a divine interposition to save them from taking the fatal step beyond the boundary of Heaven’s forgiveness.  Prophets and Kings, page 127.1  Read entire Chapter 9
 
Scoffers pointed to the things of nature, -- to the unvarying succession of the seasons, to the blue skies that had never poured out rain, to the green fields refreshed by the soft dews of night,-- and they cried out: "Doth he not speak parables?" In contempt they declared the preacher of righteousness [Noah] to be a wild enthusiast; and they went on, more eager in their pursuit of pleasure, more intent upon their evil ways, than before. But their unbelief did not hinder the predicted event. God bore long with their wickedness, giving them ample opportunity for repentance; but at the appointed time His judgments were visited upon the rejecters of His mercy.  Great Controversy, page 338.1  Read entire Chapter 18
 
Those who choose as their criterion a fellow being, liable to err, liable to apostatize, looking to erring man for guidance, will be left to follow their pernicious ways, and by them the truth will be evil spoken of. Making flesh their arm, they will lead others astray. And when men fall into errors, and reveal plainly the spirit they are of, let them alone, if after following the directions Christ has given, you fail to bring them to repentance. Do not clasp hands with them, giving them high places of responsibility. When you do this, the Lord is ashamed of you, because you call evil good and good evil. Many a man has been destroyed by being flattered and upheld in a wrong course of action.  {Ms1-1905.7} Read entire Manuscript

 

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