What does repentance look like?
Understanding the Christian worldview through looking at contemporary events is often helpful, providing good application of Bible truth to the “real world”– as observed from time to time in Christian blog topics. While reading a recent Spurgeon sermon, number 641 (from July 1865), I was reminded of a Pyromaniacs blog post on this same topic a few years ago: relating “real world” news events to Christian doctrine, through a look at high profile news cases of criminals and their confessions. The Pyromaniacs post considered a few issues in reference to the rape/murder confession of John Gardner III in California a few years ago. Spurgeon in 1865 included two news events of criminal cases in a sermon that contrasted the two very different confessions as “types” of two types of people in their attitude of repentance and confession before God.
The first example noted by Spurgeon is the type we…
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