Don't be decieved by remorse

Dont be deceived by remorse.

By Sunny

It is nessarary to understand the differance between remorse and repentence.

While they are similar, the results produced can be very differant.

Remorse produces feeling of guilt. Remorse has driven some to take their life.

Webesters but it this way:

Remorse: The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; to prick, sting.


Compunction, meaning, picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience But isnt this feeling of guilt and pricking of the heart what God desires?

Not in and of itself alone. NO! We are Not commanded or called to have remorse .

We are call to repent. What then is the important differance between the two ?

While remorse will cause us to feel guilty, it is not repentance. it will do nothing to free us of sin.

Repentance is a change of mind, a change of heart, and a change of actions.

We can experence remorse, and never see it produce change! You can continue in remorse for years, and think you are sorry for sin. Thinking this is repentance enought. When in reality it isnt repentance at all!

Remorse can be very self decieving! True repentance will produce a change. A change in the way you think. A change in the heart. A change in your actions. If there has been no change, there has been no true repentance, and You are in self-deception, and caught in the snare of remorse.

Many go to the alter, weeping, quilty, feeling shame, and remorse for their sins; and yet they remain unchanged. For the work of repentance has not yet been fruitful in their life. They have been touched only in the realm of thier emotions. Emotions alone must not lead us, for they can decieve us. They come from the soulish realm.

We are to be lead by the spirit. And must be called by the Spirit into true repentance. Man can preach the Gospel, but only the Holy Spirit can convict, call, and draw you. to true repentance.

He is the anointing. The anointing that breaks the yoke, for apart from him we can do nothing. If you are a new creature in Christ you will know it. Your spirit will bare wittness to the Holy Spirit in you. Crying out Abba, Father. Let repentance have its work in you.

Acts 17:30

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,

Acts 3:19

"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

Matthew 3:8

Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!

Luke 13:3

I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.

Revelation of John 16:11

and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores. They didn't repent of their works. .


Repentance /Re·pent´ance/ (r"̇·pĕnt´ans), n. [F. repentance.] The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin. Chaucer. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. 2. Cor. vii. 20. Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God. Hammond. Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. Sorrow, fear, and anxiety are properly not parts, but adjuncts, of repentance; yet they are too closely connected with it to be easily separated. Rambler. Syn. -- Contrition; regret; penitence; contriteness; compunction. See Contrition.

REMORSE Remorse /Re·morse´/ (r?·m?rs´), n. [OE. remors, OF. remors,F. remords, LL. remorsus, fr. L. remordere, remorsum, to bite again or back, to torment; pref. re- re- + mordere to bite. See Morsel.] 1. The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life. "Nero will be tainted with remorse." Shak. 2. Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion. Curse on the unpardoning prince, whom tears can draw To no remorse. Dryden. But evermore it seem'd an easier thing At once without remorse to strike her dead. Tennyson. Syn. -- Compunction; regret; anguish; grief; compassion. See Compunction.