Why is saying "I'm sorry" not enough?

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Definitions from what I read in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

1.) Write about what the following definitions tell how we are to repent.

REPENT

1. “To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for something done or spoken; as, to repent that we have lost much time in idleness or sensual pleasure; to repent that we have injured or wounded the feelings of a friend. A person repents only of what he or she has done or said.”

2. “To express sorrow for something past.”

3. “To change the mind in consequence of the inconvenience or injury done by past conduct.”

4. Applied to the God, regret, to change the course of providential dealings, have compassion or sympathy, or relent.

5. “In theology, to sorrow or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's Law.” “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”



REPENT'ANCE, n.

1. “Sorrow for any thing done or said; the pain or grief that a person experiences in consequence of the injury or inconvenience produced by his or her own conduct.”

2. “In theology, the pain, regret, or affliction that a person feels because of his or her past conduct, because it exposes him to punishment. This sorrow proceeding merely from the fear of punishment is called legal repentance, as being excited by the terrors of legal penalties, and it may exist without an amendment of life.”

3. “Real penitence; sorrow or deep contrition for sin, as an offense and dishonor to God, a violation of his holy Law, and the basest ingratitude towards a Being of infinite benevolence. This is called evangelical repentance and is accompanied and followed by alteration of life. Repentance is a change of mind or a conversion from sin to God. Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice, from conviction that it has offended God.”
 

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Repentence n. is the true definition of the sorrow of an ungodly person meeting a loving God! When we repent in this manner and confess to Him and others of His forgiveness in our lives,we TURN FROM those sinful ways. We become a new creation in Jesus Christ and look to Him ,the father,the word and the Holy Spirit to guide us into ALL things that are pleasing to Him. John the Baptist preached this type of repentence even before our redeemer purchased our salvation at Calvary. He prepared the way for the FINAL sacrifice for man's sins! Jesus FULFILLED that redemption forgiveness!
 
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Repentence n. is the true definition of the sorrow of an ungodly person meeting a loving God! When we repent in this manner and confess to Him and others of His forgiveness in our lives,we TURN FROM those sinful ways. We become a new creation in Jesus Christ and look to Him ,the father,the word and the Holy Spirit to guide us into ALL things that are pleasing to Him. John the Baptist preached this type of repentence even before our redeemer purchased our salvation at Calvary. He prepared the way for the FINAL sacrifice for man's sins! Jesus FULFILLED that redemption forgiveness!
Responsibility with God's Grace

R-- Read and learn the Bible. (See 2 Timothy 16-17.)

E-- Frequently enter the Holy of Holies in order to be Holy Spirit sensitive. (See Hebrews 10:19-25.)

S-- Search the New Testament especially for the 1050 commandments. (Need to know what pleases God.)

P-- Pursue righteousness or Christ-likeness. (See Ephesians 4:11-16.)

O-- Observe good leaders about how they are responsible in both speech and actions.

N-- Need to frequently remember all of God’s Grace in our lives and be more thankful for such.

S-- Be obedient to the Holy Spirit’s urging for your Sanctification.

I-- Intellectualism is not very important compared to Christian Sanctification.

B-- Bible understanding and obeying is so important.

I-- Immersion into doing our Ephesians 2:10 parts for the Great Commission is so important.

L-- Loving with compassion everyone. (In what ways do you do such, even for enemies?)

T-- Teaching others spiritual truths when Holy Spirit urged. (He has perfect timing.)

Y-- Yeshua is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, keep obeying His wonderful teachings.





F -- fear not

A -- assurance from God's Word

I -- in God's love

T -- trust in God and the Bible

H -- holiness with Holy Spirit and Bible help




P -- power from Heaven

R -- ruled/guided by the agapè love of God and His Word

A -- attentive to the Holy Spirit

Y -- yearning for God's truths and repentance to righteousness by many

E -- earnest to be righteous and compassionate

R -- ready for the return of the Messiah and His deliverance for believers




C -- Christ, confession

H -- Holy Spirit help

A -- attitudes and actions

N -- needs

G -- good works (Ephesians 2:10)

E -- everywhere for eternity




C -- commitment to God's truth

O -- obedience to the Holy Spirit

U -- understanding God's desires

R -- revival spiritually

A -- attentiveness for opportunities to minister

G -- gratefulness to God, especially for His protection

E -- enduring in faith of God
 

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Thank you! I like acronyms,these are awesome!
 
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Sorry, but I'm not feeling the love in this thread.
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Thank you for the kind words and God's blessings for you and those that you love. :)
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To be sorry enough to change. To say you're sorry, yet not be sorry, is not enough to God. Actions reflect.
 

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(f) more advice for thinking-- https://app.box.com/s/hra56hvk98s7ib8nlkpakk2kmil0stlb

(g) advice for repentance-- https://app.box.com/s/dqav2zrhy4aavkzn1weesews5e7awzli

(h) advice for relating to others as friends-- https://www.box.com/s/1cdaa2d19b862dcdc9c2

(i) advice about loving-- https://www.box.com/s/6ef79cfa208db3e5d8e4

(j) advice for marriage-- https://www.box.com/s/8998e293df75400422aa

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That's all well and good but I'm not really a novice on spiritual matters and living my life having been around for over 64 years. I believe that it is in my best interest to prioritize my own life and chose the battles that must be fought while keeping my eyes on the prize and continue to fight the good fight. A laundry list of do's and don'ts doesn't cut it for me.
 

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Waiting For and On God-- ETRSF (7 pgs.) -- https://app.box.com/s/q26lmvpdw529b6e1zzjp3c53zv5nmyp8

WFOG suggested answers (2 pgs.)-- https://app.box.com/s/b1t5oaqvaim7dj1k58jolj10j2qh1iiz

Against anxiety and worrying:


Thankfulness (GRATITUDE acronym)-- ETRSF (3 pgs.)-- https://app.box.com/s/1aqqoqgl2zgdxjdww9zalvrww07p90tx


3 Ways to view Philippians 4 verse 4-13-- https://app.box.com/s/9ivxo8x9a1hr79wrbszye0p1treugnps


True friendship A-Z list and Hebrews 10 challenges.doc-- https://app.box.com/s/it1i9muknowr38x7patrsxtxfxgtb0sh
Seeing how I was replying to another member's post, ( a very kind and sweet member at that) I don't see the relevance in your response.
 
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To be sorry enough to change. To say you're sorry, yet not be sorry, is not enough to God. Actions reflect.
"I'm sorry" is not in the Bible. "Repent" is. So many say that they are sorry and even include "for whatever". Confession and change to righteousness is Biblically required.
 
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Seeing how I was replying to another member's post, ( a very kind and sweet member at that) I don't see the relevance in your response.
It was actually for that other person. But they are good Bible study tools for anyone.
 
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That's all well and good but I'm not really a novice on spiritual matters and living my life having been around for over 64 years. I believe that it is in my best interest to prioritize my own life and chose the battles that must be fought while keeping my eyes on the prize and continue to fight the good fight. A laundry list of do's and don'ts doesn't cut it for me.

You have a pride problem. God hates such. There is good information in those folders for anyone. I am 72-years-old and have kept learning and changing daily. I will obey 2 Timothy 3:5 in relation to you.
 
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BibleLoverBill. If you're not sorry, why would you turn from your sin to strive for righteousness? (Repenting) You said so yourself that's what it means.