Repentance is a word very much out of vogue with modern evangelicalism. Some redefine its meaning to something less than turning away from sin, others make it optional rather than a command, and there are others still who have banished the subject to "Area 51" of the church growth manual.
But turning in faith towards Christ means turning away from our previous affections. Jesus said "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). As Todd Friel says, repentance and faith are two wings of the same bird that fly us to the Savior . . .
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