Thursday, February 3, 2011

Watson's Six Ingredients of True Repentance

I recently found a used copy of Thomas Watson's book The Doctrine of Repentance. I have merely perused my copy so far, but I wanted to share Watson's summary of the six ingredients which he argues from Scripture, combine to produce true repentance. None of these six things are optional. "If any one ingredient is left out," Watson says, "it loses its virtue."

1. Sight of sin
2. Sorrow for sin
3. Confession of sin
4. Shame for sin
5. Hatred for sin
6. Turning from sin

Grace Gems has the book for free on their site.

1 comment:

  1. That is doubtlessly a great book, Adam, but I think you meant "skim" instead of "peruse." Peruse means to examine with detail but is often confused with "skim." I misused it for years. ;)


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