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GOD HAS GRANTED REPENTANCE THAT LEADS TO LIFE

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Repentance that leads to life, Acts 11:18 ; Acts 5:31 ; 2 Corinthians 7:10

-Biblical Counseling & Discerning Repentance-

As counselors, our primary focus is life change. As such, we should never assume everyone that comes to us is a regenerate believer in Christ. In fact, we're trying to discern wheather or not the counselee is walking in newness of life (Romans 6:4 ; 2 Corinthians 3:6 ; Ephesians 4:24 ; Colossians 3:10 ) or self-inflicted dispondency created by unconfessed sin suppressed by unrighteousness (old self Romans 6:6 ; Ephesians 4:22 ; Colossians 3:3-9 ). All this, within the first session, is being decerned. The first indicator of worldly sorrow is self-righteousness ( Luke 3:8 ). This, leads to death ultimately because the person is elevating their guilt, shame, and standard of themselves above God's repentance that leads to life, which is, and will always be, CHRIST JESUS, as revealed by the HOLY SPIRIT in Salvation ( Titus 3:5 ; Romans 8:9-11 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 ). The Holy Spirit convicts which grants the repentance of God (Ezekiel 36:25-29 ; John 16:8-14 ).

-Bear fruit in keeping with repentance-