His gifts are without repentance!

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Romans 11:29 says: " For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance."
I know that there are different interpretations about this verse. Holy Lord God, what do You say?

Sadly, Ben, people use this Scripture to put people into bondage. Do they not know the extent of My grace, My love, for My Children? When I give gifts to My children, I give them with the purpose of building up My Kingdom. Both the receiver and the giver are blessed through My gifts. When people fail to walk with Me and do not exercise the gifts that I have given to them, then all lose.   Do I take away My gifts when people walk away from Me? Of course not, for I see the big picture.   I want all of My people to be blessed!

Lord, the first king of Israel, Saul, is cited as justification for gifts being taken away. I assume that they are using I Samuel 16:14 "But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." Please comment on this.

Ben, this Scripture is used incorrectly to justify the removal of gifts. Saul was under the Old Covenant and because of his sins, I took My Holy Spirit from him and allowed a demonic spirit to harass him. Move forward to what My Son Jesus did on the cross wherein we enter into the New Covenant of grace.
 

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WHY SHOULD PEOPLE REPENT?

Is repentance a necessary act that is required by men for salvation or are men saved by "faith only?"

Acts 17:30-31 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.

People should repent because God commanded it and because all men will stand before Jesus on Judgment Day.

Luke 24:47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

People should repent for the forgiveness of their sins. On the Day of Pentecost, in Jerusalem, men were required to repent in order to have their sins forgiven. They needed to make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God. Yes, they needed to repent in order to be saved. (Acts 2:38)

Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

Men need to repent in order to not experience the wrath of God. A stubborn and unrepentant heart can make men reluctant to believe what Jesus said "and has been baptized shall be saved." (Mark 16:16) Shall be saved; follows water baptism and belief.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

People should repent because it leads to salvation.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

All people should repent in order not to perish. Contrary to Calvinist teaching God wants all men to repent.

Luke 13:2-3 And Jesus said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will likewise perish.

People should repent because Jesus said "repent or perish."

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

All men should repent so that they can have their sins forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

It men believe (John 3:16), confess (Romans 10:9-10), repent (Acts 3:19) and are baptized in water (Acts 2:38) then they are saved. It can take 2 hrs more or less.

Repentance does not stop at water baptism. You also need to repent after you become a Christian.

THE APOSTLE PAUL WAS TALKING TO CHRISTIANS IN GALATIANS CHAPTER 5.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

REPENTANCE IS A COMMITMENT TO TURN FROM SIN AND TURN TOWARD GOD. REPENTANCE IS A LIFESTYLE

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