2 Samuel 11-12:24
This past week, we began an examination of the biblical doctrine of repentance. We live in a society that is engaged in great contradiction- on the one hand, there are non-stop public claims of morality and social justice in certain spheres of ethics, and non-stop public shaming and disgracing of public figures who fail in these areas. On the other hand, there is a corresponding public shame and disgrace upon those who hold to a biblical ethic of righteousness. So one is left to wonder, what in the world is the standard of righteousness? Evidently, those with the loudest voices!
And perhaps the greatest irony in all of this, is that the churches of Jesus Christ follow along mindlessly with the social ethic that the world trumpets. Instead of being leaders of biblical virtue, contemporary churches seek to build a cult following based on trendy popularity, rather than trumpeting the transcendent values of biblical morality and godliness. Thus, true repentance is glaringly absent; and it is to this matter of repentance that we turn today. We will look today at the last two issues related to biblical repentance.