repentance, faith, conversion, sin, contrition, calvin, reformed, catechism, christian life, heidelberg, atonement
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Does repentance follow faith? Such a question seems strange to Lutherans. We teach: "Now, repentance consists properly of these two parts: One is contrition, that is, terrors smiting the conscience through the knowledge of sin; the other is faith, which is born of the Gospel" (AC XII). Faith is "the chief part of repentance" (Ap XII 58, German Text). No, repentance, the essential characteristic of which is faith, cannot follow faith. Calvin and his adherents, however, teach that repentance follows faith.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
2 Corinthians 7:10; Psalm 34:14; Isaiah 1:16-17; John 14:6; John 6:35; Deuteronomy 4:24;
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Engelder, Theodore; Bouman, Herbert J.; and Lueker, Erwin
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 28, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol28/iss1/30