Acts 3:19 Repent and Be Converted

Acts 3:19 (KJV)
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

The target audience was the Jewish population in the temple on that day. 
More importantly and more specifically, they were lost souls. They were religious people, but they were not saved. 

Peter’s message to this unsaved group was “repent and be converted.” 
That informs me that repentance is part of the gospel message. Repentance is necessary for salvation. It is not a work that supplants faith; it is the very evidence of that faith. No repentance, no faith. No repentance, no conversion. 

This also informs me that saving faith is converting faith. When one changes his mind about the Lord and about himself, it transforms him. 

No repentance, no conversion. 

No conversion, no faith.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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