Here is a question for ALL of us:

Did you go through an experience of godly sorrow and repentance when you accepted Jesus Christ?

A false ‘gospel’ is being preached these days that omits this vital step, so MANY people would honestly have to answer ‘no’ to that question. But without repentance, there is no forgiveness. Without repentance and forgiveness, a person is not a converted Christian yet. A new heart, and the Holy Spirit are only given to CONVERTED (penitent) Christians.

WITH the Holy Spirit, this promise is yours:

‘But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, HE SHALL TEACH YOU all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’ (John 14:26)

‘But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing TEACHETH YOU of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.’ (1 John 2:27)

But if you have never gone through the process of repentance, you will not have the Holy Spirit yet . . . you will still be a ‘natural man’, not yet born of the Spirit . . . and this verse will be true of you:

‘But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: NEITHER CAN HE KNOW [THEM], BECAUSE THEY ARE SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED.’ (1 Corinthian 2:14)

So, attempting to discuss Scripture or doctrine with someone who had not been completely converted would be a waste of time. Urging such a person to pray for insight into the Scriptures would also be a waste of time. Thus my question to you:

Did you go through an experience of godly sorrow and repentance when you accepted Jesus Christ?

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