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Is it really possible to repent of sin, since we're all sinners by nature?

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  • Hogie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Repentance, like so many other words, has a number of nuanced definitions. Primarily, it means to "turn to God." You may well regret or suffer remorse regarding sins committed, but as you point out, that is part of what we are by nature; a nature God changes for us, as we cannot change our nature ourselves.

  • 1 month ago

    We are not sinners by nature.  In our beginnings, we are innocent, even good, since our spirits are literally children of God.  There is no original sin.          When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they didn't know it was wrong to disobey God.  Our own sins suffice for our own falls from grace.

    Yes, it is possible to gradually refine our natures.  Yes, it's going against the flow, but Jesus managed to do so without sinning.  He will help us become perfect, as he commands us to be.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Jesus and the Virgin Mary are the only two people completely without sin.  However, a person can sin much less if he recites the rosary every day with care and sincerity.

  • 1 month ago

    Vines Dictionary defines the Greek word "Physis" (nature), "A way of acting or thinking which by long habit becomes nature".  We remember riding a bicycle and roller skating as "second nature".

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  • 1 month ago

    If you think we're so one-dimensional that we can't regret our wrongdoing, there's something wrong with you.  

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • Ko
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Yes, it's possible. Because sin is not our nature. Sin only begins at the moment when people turned away from God.

  • 1 month ago

    THE SIN WE ARE REPENTING OF IS TURNING AWAY FROM YHVH GOD TO WORSHIP IDOLS. ONCE WE HAVE DONE THAT WE FIND THAT ANY OTHER SIN DROPS AWAY AS WE SUBMIT OURSELVES TO THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    One by one. The Lord demands repentance of sin for his forgiveness. 

    The whole NT teaches us how to bring our sinful flesh natures under the domination of our born again spirits, Gods goal from the very beginning with Adam. 

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