Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel  -     By: Richard Owen Roberts
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Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2002 / Paperback

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It is a serious problem when society misunderstands or disregards sin and repentance. But when the church neglects these doctrines, the impact is profound. This book unfolds the nature and necessity of biblical repentance, but for the church in particular. Roberts' in-depth study heavily references both the Old and New Testaments, and includes chapters on the myths, maxims, marks, models, and motives of repentance, as well as the graces and fruits that accompany it. There is also wise warning about the dangers of delayed repentance.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1581344007
ISBN-13: 9781581344004
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A thorough and enlightening examination of the theology of repentance–from the myths that surround it to the graces that accompany it.

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Richard Owen Roberts is a former pastor and a lifelong student of spiritual awakenings. He maintains an extensive preaching schedule and seeks to advance worldwide revival through two theological businesses that bear his name.

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  1. MICK
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A much needed reminder of the mandatory need
    January 14, 2011
    MICK
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    While it is unfortunate that the author seldom uses the KJV,this work is so foundational that I consider it essential.I will absolutely be recommending it to any and all who want learn of the mandatory nature of repentance.The section starting on page 70 is critical for both the unsaved and the "saved"
  2. Michael V. Baxter
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 28, 2009
    Michael V. Baxter
    This book helped revitalize the magnitude and full cooperation of my repentance with God. Not only did it reveal to me areas of my life that needed further repentance but it changed our church.My complaints are not of its content but of its writing style and structure. For example, rather than referencing verses for the reader to look up if they be in doubt, the author repeats these verses again and again which slows the thought process and, many times, reduces the impact of its point. My hope is that anyone reading this type of book would already know the Word and merely be able to discuss their full import in another book such as this. I also am disinclined to accept arbitrary divisions of Scriptural Doctrine into seven points. The author divides every chapter or point into seven smaller divisions which may not be so found in Scripture.Yet overall this is a very good book. One can tell that they are reading the words of a devout and godly man. It takes some time to read through, but is well worth the effort.
  3. Rev Don Rice
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 25, 2009
    Rev Don Rice
    It will be the best book you read this year.This is a book that every one in America needs to read now.It is a clear call to repent as a nation and as a church .
  4. Dean Clark
    Rainsville, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 23, 2008
    Dean Clark
    Rainsville, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Richard Owen Robert's book is a very in-depth, yet practical and readable study on the need and necessity for godly repentance both for lost humanity and for the church of Jesus Christ. It helped my understanding of true repentance so much that I bought copies for my whole Bible Study class.
  5. Troy Ather
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 15, 2008
    Troy Ather
    WOW, this book is FANTASTIC! I look back when I was first saved and how I cried many years, and still do today recalling how Jesus Christ saved me. It was not until a year or so later I learned what (Repentance) was. I did not hear it preached, but kept seeing it in the bible and realized that the Lord had granted me repentance II Tim. 2:25. This book is an INCREDIBLE study on repentance, and a MUST for any student of the bible or bible study. This is the best book I have ever read outside the bible and I recommend it to anyone who cant understand why their church members are apathetic about living a holy and righteous life before Almighty God. Its simple; they have NEVER repented and believed the gospel and without repentance, no man shall see God. Acts 17:30; 2:37-38; II Cor. 7:9-11; Luke 13:3,5; Matt. 3:1-2; 4:17; II Tim. 2:25. Shortly after I was saved I could not understand why people were so apathetic about the gospel, but learned that most people today believe that saying a prayer, walking an isle, inviting Jesus in their hearts, getting rededicated for the x number of times, or getting baptized saves them, NOT SO! Its only by true repentance that one is saved.
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