Don’t Preach Repentance Until You’ve Pledged Your Head – Joseph Parker

The man whose little sermon is “repent” sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges.  There is but one end for such a man – “off with his head!”  You had better not try to preach repentance until you have pledged your head to heaven.

– Joseph Parker –

Christians Are Cowards – Charles Finney

If Christians were not such cowards, and absolutely disobedient to this plain command of God… one thing would certainly come of it — either they would be murdered in the streets as martyrs, because men could not bear the intolerable presence of truth, or they would be speedily converted to God.

– Charles Finney –

Life of Repentance – Martin Luther

When our Lord and master Jesus Christ said, “Repent,” he willed that the whole life of believers should be one of repentance.

– Martin Luther –

A Heart Fit for Holy Duty – Thomas Watson

Sorrow and melting of heart fits us for every holy duty. A piece of lead, while it is in the lump, can be put to no use, but melt it, and you may then cast it into any mould, and it is made useful. So a heart that is hardened into a lump of sin is good for nothing, but when it is dissolved by repentance, it is useful.

– Thomas Watson –
from The Doctrine of Repentance, 1668

Die Preaching Repentance – Matthew Henry

Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance.

– Matthew Henry –