Declaring repentance

declaring repentance

The disciples had begun to baptize people, eventually baptizing even more than John the Baptizer.  By that baptism people had declared their repentance and readiness to follow the soon-to-come Messiah. The baptized people would wear His name publicly in every people group.  They would later recognize that God was forming, from all the peoples —

“…about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people for himself.” – Acts 15:14

Their evangelism was to be primarily a matter of life-obedience and not pressing for conformity of beliefs.  It was all about faith, but aimed, as Paul described it later —

“…so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.” – Romans 1:5

 

 

Except Ye Repent

 

 

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