NKJV - 19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
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Although Christ's atoning death and resurrection are sufficient for all time with respect to sin, the fellowship between a Christian and God is broken when the Christian sins. The purpose of ongoing confession and repentance is to restore that fellowship, and remains necessary as long as Christians are in this world. Such confession and repentance are not something that a Christian should regard as a burden, but should actively seek, since the Christian should be grieved by the break in that fellowship. As David said after his sin with Bathsheba, "When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long." (Psalm 32:3) In the very first of the ninety-five theses that Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg that started the Protestant Reformation, Luther said, "Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said, 'Repent ye', willed that the whole life of believers should be one of repentance."
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