The First Word of the Gospel
It is a serious problem when society misunderstands or disregards sin and repentance. But when the church neglects these doctrines, the impact is profound. This book unfolds the nature and necessity of biblical repentance, but for the church in particular.
Richard Owen Roberts’ in-depth study heavily references both the Old and New Testaments, and includes chapters on the myths, maxims, marks, models, and motives of repentance, as well as the graces and fruits that accompany it. There is also wise warning about the dangers of delayed repentance.
Foreword by Henry T. Blackaby
Rev. Roberts’ superb work on repentance includes:
- Repentance as taught both in Old and New Testaments
- Myths about repentance
- Marks of genuine repentance
- Motives to repentance
- Accompanying graces in those who repent
- Fruits of repentance
- Dangers of delayed repentance
- Advice to the unrepentant
- Repentance and the character of God
- Repenting in Dush and Ashes
“The imperatives of the Bible resound through the pages of this careful and comprehensive study. All believers will be reminded of the necessity of repentance even as we celebrate the joy of our salvation.”
— R. Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
“The church today is plagued with the consequences of a nonexistent or faulty view of repentance. Mr. Roberts has done an enormous service to the Body of Christ by offering this compelling treatise on the nature, necessity, and fruits of true repentance.”
— Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth, host of the Revive Our Hearts radio program
“Repentance – perhaps the most neglected word in our evangelical vocabulary today. Yet there is nothing we need more to hear. “Repent” means “to turn.” This was the central message of the prophets, the first sermon by Jesus, and the inaugural summons of the Reformation. I have been personally convicted and challenged by this book, and I think you will be too.”
— Timothy George, Executive Editor, Christianity Today, and Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
About the Author
Richard Owen Roberts is a former pastor and a lifelong student of spiritual awakening. He maintains an extensive preaching schedule and seeks to advance worldwide revival. Dr. Roberts is widely known for his part as a contributor in the Behold Your God video series.