The belief that it’s required and even possible to “repent of all your sins” to be saved/stay saved is DEFINITIVE PROOF that any such person who believes this theologically false doctrine is not saved!
If the standard for being saved is repenting of 100% of all the individual sins you’ve ever comitted in your lifetime as well as all your future sins comitted after you are saved, then every person who has ever lived with the exception of Jesus would/will be in hell.
Why you ask?
It’s IMPOSSIBLE to repent from every sin you’ve ever committed in your life or will ever commit in the future. As I’ve said (and others such as Pastor Tim) in past videos, you have 70k thoughts/day. If even 1% them don’t meet God’s standard of sinless perfection, the average person would have to repent SEVEN HUNDRED TIMES EVERY DAY!
4,900 Times EVERY WEEK!
254,800 Times PER YEAR!
If you get saved when you’re 50 years old, you’d have to repent of all individual 12,847,000 sins (just in your thoughts not counting physical sins of the flesh & sins of “omission” that you aren’t even aware you’ve comitted.) If you claim that this is even possible for even one single human being who has ever walked this earth, I’ve got news for you…YOU’RE LYING AND VERY MUCH DELUSIONAL!!!
First of all, if you were to attempt to repent of every sinful thought (boredom, pride, anger, lust, jelousy, hatred, fear just to name a few of the MANY THOUSANDS), you wouldn’t have even one single solitary second to actually DO anything apart from repenting 24x7x365.
It doesn’t even make sense to claim salvation is contingent upon repenting of all your sins. IT’S NOT POSSIBLE!
Moreover, sin is transgression of the law. And repenting of sins is FOLLOWING THE LAW. And we KNOW with 100% certainty that salvation is by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone! NOT by WORKS (of THE LAW) lest any man should boast. (EPHESIANS 2:8-9)
Therefore, we can be certain that those who claim salvation is by faith in Jesus + FOLLOWING THE LAW (repenting of their sins) believe in and teach a FALSE gospel and are, according to the Apostle Paul, “accursed.”
It is also important to note that neither Jesus nor any of His Disciples or the apostles ever told anyone they needed to “repent of all their sins,” “turn from their sins,” or “stop sinning” to be saved. NOT ONE SINGLE TIME EVER!
Finally, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, if it were even possible to repent 100% perfectly of EVERY sin you’ve ever committed or will commit in your life, then Jesus died in vain!
But the TRUTH is that The Eternally Existing Son of God, God The Son, Jesus Christ, DIDN’T die the most excruciatingly painful death ever recorded in vain. He came to SAVE SINNERS!
If we could save ourselves by our perfect obedience to the law (perfect repentance), THEN Christ died in vain (which we know IS NOT TRUE!) His PRIMARY goal in leaving Glory and coming to earth, born of a virgin, wrapt in human flesh was to live the perfectly sinless life fallen man could never live to pay the penalty for the sin of ALL mankind ever comitted (past, present and future.)
He came to defeat sin & death once and for all! And He DID! “For God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we would become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2nd Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus took our sin on The Cross and when we place our full faith in Him (in His death, burial and ressurection), He imputes His righteousness to us. Sinfull fallen man deserving of eternal hell receives forgiveness of all our sins & eternal life in heaven not based on ANYTHING we do but entirely based on what Jesus Christ ALONE DID on our behalf. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve. And when a person admits they are a sinner in need of a savior and that Jesus Christ is THE Savior who died for ALL their sins, was buried and rose again on the 3rd Day, they are saved forever THROUGH SIMPLE CHILD-LIKE FAITH ALONE!
That is The Gospel! The GOOD NEWS!!!!
“But to him that worketh not, but BELIEVETH on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his FAITH is counted for righteousness.” (ROMANS 4:5 KJV)
If you’ve placed your FAITH in Jesus PLUS your “repenting of your sins” (obeying the law) to be/stay saved, I pray you would REPENT (change your mind) from trusting in ANY of your OWN WORKS (following the law) & trust in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ ALONE (His Death & Perfectly Sinless Shed Blood on Calvary’s Cross, His Burial & His Resurrection justifying you in God The Father’s Eyes) for the remission of all your sins & eternal life!
May TODAY be the Day of Salvation for you!!!!
Heaven will ONLY be inhabited by those who trust in Jesus Christ and HIS finished redemptive work on The Cross ALONE!
“For ALL who call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ WILL be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
One last thing…I am not saying that AFTER a person has been eternally saved that they shouldn’t confess their sins aginst God and others whom they may have wronged. We all should. But my point is that “repenting of sins” is not a PRECONDITION or REQUIREMENT for salvation.