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Acts 2:38

Acts 2:38 Repent, and be baptized. For the first time the terms of pardon under the New Covenant and the Great Commission are given; given once for all time, and always the same. The convicted, broken-hearted, sorrowing sinner, believing that Jesus is the Christ, is to repent and be baptized. Repent. Not sorrow. They already sorrowed; but a change of purpose; the internal change which resolves to serve the Lord. The Greek term "metanoeo", rendered "repent", means a change of mind. The act of obedience in baptism is an outward expression of both faith and repentance. In the name of Jesus Christ. "Upon the name" (Revised Version). Upon the ground of the name. In submission to the authority of Jesus Christ. For the remission of sins. Thus, by complying with the conditions just named, they shall receive remission of sins. No man can receive pardon without faith and repentance, nor can he without submission to the will of Christ. Meyer says: ""Eis" (for) denotes the "object" of baptism, which is the remission of the guilt contracted in the state before "metanoia" (repentance).' And Prof. Hackett writes: ""In order to the forgiveness of sins" we connect naturally with both the preceding verbs. This clause states the motive or object which should induce them to repent and be baptized.' The gift of the Holy Spirit. Promised as a comforter to all who obey Christ, but whom "the world cannot receive" (John 14:17).




Other People's Commentary (NT) entries containing Acts 2:38:

Matthew 3:17
Matthew 21:32
Matthew 27:3
Matthew 28:19
Mark 1:4
John 16:8
John 20:23
Acts 2:38
Acts 2:40
Acts 3:19
Acts 9:18
Acts 10:47
Acts 16:31
Acts 19:3
Acts 22:16
Romans 8:15
Romans 9:4
1 Corinthians 6:11
2 Corinthians 7:10
Colossians 2:13
Hebrews 6:2
1 Peter 3:21
1 John 1:10

 

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