2 comments on “What Is Repentance?

  1. Thank you for this post.

    I agree in general. Thus, the word that is used here in greek is NOT Metanoeo.
    .. but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,..

    from Metanoeo
    1. to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
    2. to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
    (from Meta:
    with, after, behind
    & Noeo
    1. to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
    2. to think upon, heed, ponder, consider)

    from Anakainosis
    1. a renewal, renovation, complete change for the better
    (from Anakainoo:
    1. to cause to grow up, new, to make new
    a. new strength and vigour is given to one
    b. to be changed into a new kind of life as opposed to the former corrupt state)

    of your mind:
    1. the mind, comprising alike the faculties of perceiving and understanding and those of feeling, judging, determining
    a. the intellectual faculty, the understanding
    b. reason in the narrower sense, as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul, the faculty of perceiving divine things, of recognising goodness and of hating evil
    c. the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially
    2. a particular mode of thinking and judging, i.e thoughts, feelings, purposes, desires
    (probably from the base of Ginosko:
    to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
    to become known
    to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
    to understand
    to know
    Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman
    to become acquainted with, to know)

    Even I agree with your theology, there is a difference in the text. why?


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