The Doctrine of Repentance

by Thomas Watson     |     Book Summary


Author: Thomas Watson
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Date: January 1, 1988
Pages: 128

Book Summary of The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson


One of the least understood and talked about doctrines is that of repentance. The world disparages any mention of sin, and repentance, both in society as well as in the church, has fallen to the wayside. 

Essential to true Christianity is knowing what real repentance is and why it is necessary. Christ Himself proclaimed that without it, we would perish! Reading and studying Scripture on this crucial doctrine is vital.

“The two great graces, essential to a saint in this life, are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven.” (p. 7) Thomas Watson, a master of both Scripture and the human heart, instructs his readers on this critical doctrine, writing with directness and simplicity.

The church has long neglected the doctrine of repentance. Few understand what it is, and fewer still know how to apply it. “Tomorrow may be our dying day; let this be our repenting day.” (p. 8). In The Doctrine of Repentance, Thomas Watson clearly illustrates sin, defines repentance, uncovers false repentance, and shows his readers how repentance shows itself in the life of the penitent.





The Doctrine of Repentance

by Thomas Watson

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Book Summary of The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson

AuthorThomas Watson
PublisherBanner of Truth
DateJanuary 1, 1988
Pages128


Overview:

One of the least understood and talked about doctrines is that of repentance. The world disparages any mention of sin, and repentance, both in society as well as in the church, has fallen to the wayside. 

Essential to true Christianity is knowing what real repentance is and why it is necessary. Christ Himself proclaimed that without it, we would perish! Reading and studying Scripture on this crucial doctrine is vital.

“The two great graces, essential to a saint in this life, are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven.” (p. 7) Thomas Watson, a master of both Scripture and the human heart, instructs his readers on this critical doctrine, writing with directness and simplicity.

The church has long neglected the doctrine of repentance. Few understand what it is, and fewer still know how to apply it. “Tomorrow may be our dying day; let this be our repenting day.” (p. 8). In The Doctrine of Repentance, Thomas Watson clearly illustrates sin, defines repentance, uncovers false repentance, and shows his readers how repentance shows itself in the life of the penitent.