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By John Voss

ISBN-10: 0692360867

ISBN-13: 9780692360866

whereas engaged on one other writing undertaking, an epiphany happened which resulted in this e-book. even though i've got learn either John the Baptist’s and Jesus’ statements approximately repentance and the dominion of heaven again and again, I turned intrigued that either used an identical word to explain how one prepares to adventure the non secular advantages of that divine realm – “Repent, for the dominion of heaven is at hand.”
The longer I contemplated its which means, the extra I understood the large problem Jesus confronted in reworking the historical non secular attitudes of Israel. Repentance used to be now not completely approximately ceasing previous undesirable habit. as a substitute, its higher which means concerned turning clear of self-righteousness less than the traditional criminal codes of Israel and turning to righteousness in response to religion within the redemptive lifestyles and paintings of Jesus on my own. to be able to do so, centuries of deeply entrenched non secular felony criteria, traditions of the elders, social criteria and attitudes, and the very order of Jewish society must swap. it's going to contain the best actual problem and the best hazard you possibly can face, however the non secular rewards may even be the best an individual may possibly experience.
Given the non secular value of repentance, it appeared logical that Jesus may have woven its which means into all of His instructing. This inquiry resulted in a deeper research of the Sermon at the Mount and to the invention of a treasure trove of religious truths concerning repentance.
This undertaking has been either spiritually and bodily demanding. it's been the focal point of my realization and curiosity for an extended whereas and has concerned many hours of analysis and writing. The problem appeared unending from time to time, however it ended in a broader and deeper realizing of this important religious concept.

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