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Lord's Day 33

Topics: Repentance, Conversion, Old Nature, Sinful Nature, New Nature, Good Works, Faith, Law, Will of God

88. Q.

What is
the true repentance or conversion of man?

A.
It is the dying of the old nature
and the coming to life of the new. 1
  • 1. Rom 6:1-11; 1 Cor 5:7; 2 Cor 5:17; Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:5-10.
89. Q.

What is the dying of the old nature?

A.
It is to grieve with heartfelt sorrow
that we have offended God by our sin,
and more and more to hate it
and flee from it. 1
  • 1. Ps 51:3, 4, 17; Joel 2:12, 13; Rom 8:12, 13; 2 Cor 7:10.
90. Q.

What is the coming to life
of the new nature?

A.
It is a heartfelt joy
in God through Christ, 1
and a love and delight
to live according to the will of God
in all good works. 2
  • 1. Ps 51:8, 12; Is 57:15; Rom 5:1; 14:17.
  • 2. Rom 6:10, 11; Gal 2:20.
91. Q.

But what are good works?

A.
Only those which are done
out of true faith, 1
in accordance with the law of God, 2
and to his glory, 3
and not those based
on our own opinion
or on precepts of men. 4
  • 1. Jn 15:5; Rom 14:23; Heb 11:6.
  • 2. Lev 18:4; 1 Sam 15:22; Eph 2:10.
  • 3. 1 Cor 10:31.
  • 4. Deut 12:32; Is 29:13; Ezek 20:18, 19; Mt 15:7-9.
  • 4. The Ten Words
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