Quotes About Repentance and Forgiveness

“It’s a very, very simple word: repent. It means to stop doing something that you know is wrong.”

“Learn to turn your heart from your sin.”

“Repent and be saved from the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

“I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stone heart from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, so that they can walk in my statutes and keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”

“God is patient with you. He does not want to punish you with the eternal destruction of your soul.”

“When we think in this way, we shall see clearly how God’s great mercy embraces us all, sinners though we are. In forgiving us as we repent of our sins and turn to Him again, He proves that He is truly the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. When we realize that, we feel nothing but shame and regret for the times when we have offended Him by our evil deeds.”

“Do not trust in deceptive words and say, ‘This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!’ If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly; if you do not oppress anyone; if you let none of your people fall into poverty, but let there be no beggar among you… then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.”

“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name; I created him for my glory, whoever brings honor to me.”

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”

“The Lord God has given you the privilege of directing your own lives. And with a good conscience toward God and toward man, you should be able to direct your way in righteousness.”

“So walk in obedience, with complete devotion, and with peace in your souls.”

“The Lord disciplines those He loves, and He chastises every son whom He receives.”

“He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

“You know that He appeared so that he might take away our sins.”

“That is why I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”

“I will give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.”

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

“‘If you will return, O Israel,’ says the Lord, ‘if you will return to me, if you will put your detestable idols out of my sight and renew your allegiance to me… I will heal you. I will restore you to your own lands. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, which I swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,’ says the Lord.”

“Therefore “Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheerfulness rise like the eagle’s.”

“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.”

“Since God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us, we have felt the power of His resurrection.”

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him is not lost, but has eternal life.”

“Since we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all, let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven us in Christ.”

“Whoever has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?”

“But we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.”

“We know only in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.”

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face.”

“Now faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

“And I was shown a pure community of the first fruits, the heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ Jesus.”

“We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.”

“If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own; “you were bought with a price.” Therefore, honor God with your body.

“And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of different kinds; and then services and administrations.”

“Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing?”

“Do all exercise authority over demons?”

True Repentance Quotes

“When we have rightly abandoned our sins, then Christ doth give us repentance.” (John Calvin)

“Repentance takes place when we feel that we cannot bear the awfulness of the judgment against sin, and this is not simply a fear but also a sincere hatred.” (Jonathan Edwards)

“Christ will have his heirs take possession of an eternal kingdom through contrition and repentance for sin without any of their own works.” (Martin Luther)

“Blessed are they who are not ashamed to repent.” (Tertullian)

“There is nothing more stirring and inspiring than the cry of repentance.” (George Whitefield)

“Repentance is a disease, as sin is, but it can be cured by Jesus Christ.” (Martin Luther)

“What a blessed thing it is to know the power of repenting from sin and trusting in Jesus Christ and his love!” (Henry Drummond)

“Repentance is the only medicine necessary to heal us from sin.” (John Calvin)

“To live without repentance, is to be forfeiting life and forfeiting honor before God and man.” (Martin Luther)

“A Christian may fall into many follies of life; but he can never fall into the depth of sin if he repents of it.” (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

“It is certain that we cannot repent more than once for original sin. But it is presumptuous for anyone to say that he has no sin. I have kept back nothing from God; I am guilty before him of all my wickedness; and, therefore, I will not excuse myself for a single sin.” (John Calvin)

“Doubtless the enemy would destroy us if he could; but whenever we see this he can do nothing but strengthen the certainty of our faith and increase our repentance.” (John Calvin)

“Turning from sin to Christ is both repentance and faith.” (John Calvin)

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but despair. It is not firm adherence to Jesus Christ, but a conviction that the love of God has been left behind.” (John Piper)

“The guilt of sin must be viewed or felt before true penitence can exist—and this will involve some degree of moral pain, and especially humility.” (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

“Whereas there are precious few who will say ‘I have sinned,’ there is a great many more who are daily saying ‘I am afraid.'” (R.C.Hull)

“A Christian’s true repentance flows from what he ‘doth perceive of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, and the exceeding wrath of God against it.” (John Calvin)

“Man can no more be freed from sin without regeneration, than the seed of a plant can be freed from the stalk without transplantation. The seed may remain for a season hidden in the stalk, but it will bear fruit and come to maturity somewhere else.” (John Calvin)

“It is not enough for us to confess our sins because we now know what they are—we must also confess them at our first conversion or suffer forever.” (Martin Luther)

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