Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Legalistic Repentance Versus Gospel Repentance - Timothy Keller


“Legalistic remorse says, ‘I broke God’s rules,’ while real repentance says, ‘I broke God’s heart.’ Legalistic repentance takes sin to Mt. Sinai, gospel repentance to Mt. Calvary. Legalistic repentance is convicted by punishment, gospel repentance becomes convicted by mercy.”

- Timothy Keller, Church Planter Manual

HT: Of First Importance