• Prayer & solemn meditation. Deep soul searching & honest sorrow for trespasses against my fellow people. I must truly hurt on the inside for any harm I may have caused anyone or else my penance is not heart-felt.
  • One should act soon. If a right of any of God’s creation has been violated then that must first be put right. If it’s another human being that one has wronged, then he/she might decide to forgive. One must then not despair of God’s mercy. One should turn to Him in one’s own privacy to seek forgiveness and guidance, for the relationship between man and God is one to one. The Holy Qur’an (HQ) according to Mr Pickthall’s translation says the following: HQ 39:53. Say: My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. HQ 3:135. And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember Allah and implore forgiveness for their sins. Who forgiveth sins save Allah only?. and will not knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did. HQ 4:17. Forgiveness is only incumbent on Allah toward those who do evil in ignorance (and) then turn quickly (in repentance) to Allah.
  • 1 John 1:9 says: If you confess your sins, he will be faithful and just to forgive you your sins, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Isiah 55:7 says: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Proverbs 28:13 says: He who conceals sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says: For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of : but the sorrow of the world worketh death. I hope this is helpful to your question. Basically repentance is not repeating the same sin again.
  • Repenting means you turn in the opposite direction of the sin. You feel sorry and, and this is a very important part, you do your best to not do it again.
  • To repent means to feel remorse and then turn away from something. I'll give you a simple example. I used to cuss. I didn't really see a problem with it. When I started reading the bible and developing a relationship with God, I read that we "should not let any unwholesome talk" come out of our mouths. There are several verses that indicate that cussing isn't fitting for someone who professes love for God. Over time I became ashamed of my language and stopped cussing. Not only do I not cuss anymore but now I even find it offensive when others cuss. It's not as if I stopped cussing but still have the desire. I have no desire to cuss anymore, not even when I stub my toe or burn myself. That's what true repentence is. You learn to love what God loves and hate what God hates. When that happens it is much easier to do what you should and avoid what you shouldn't. How to do it? For me, I read the bible so that I can learn what God does and doesn't want me to do, and why. Then I pray about it and ask God to help me. Then God just changes me inside (the way I see things and feel about things). More and more as the years go by!
  • all you have to do is say sorry to Jesus! a priest has no authority to forgive you, only Jesus. and it really is that easy! "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." acts 2:38 there is only one way you recieve the holy spirit in the bible and that is with speaking with other tongues as the SPIRIT gave the utterance. it is an amazing experience that you should ask God to give you! and he will! he said this promise is to you and your children and all of you who are afar off, meaning you! if you want to know more, you can read the bible, it talks about it all through it. you can also ask me, i would be happy to give you more information. read acts 2 its a pretty cool chapter God bless please email me :) God bless Kate
  • Some great answers here ~ just to add that at the beginning of my christian life a preacher once told me that the sign of a good Christian was someone who tried to make the gap between sin and repentance as short/small as possible. That's not always realistic if it's a sin you've been unaware of for a time and then suddenly realise, oops, I've been doing that for years lol, but on the whole it's a good philosophy for a grounded christian life. I repent of my sins by going to confession, praying and continually trying to make the things that are wrong in my life, right in the eyes of God. Remember though that we are all sinners because we are human and therefore imperfect so just keep on keeping on. HTH's Every blessing CC x
  • i make up for my sins by forgiving others.
  • Make up for them. Don't just do lip service. Be sincere in your determination not to do them again. Ask God sincerely in your heart for forgiveness and you are forgiven. You can't fool God. So, if you are just playing along to ease your conscience, you are wasteing your time.
  • You repent change your ways,meaning you no longer willfully and deliberately make a choice to continue to sin over and over especially In the same sin... Yes, one will still sin,due to the nature of humanity, but having no regard for It and not even trying to change It means you are not really sorry for It =)
  • Technically, you're supposed to STOP doing them.
  • You don't.
  • Repenting and turning around are two different steps. I like the answer given by anonymous.
  • I am a sinner. I live in a modern world and in the course of my everyday life I sin. I do not treat others unfairly, I do what ever is in my power to be good to others. In the course of religion I sin but in my life I do all I can for the good of my fellow man. Will I be judged in heaven? I think not.
  • I don't. I'm not religious so there is no point to it for me. I'm not apologizing to anyone unless I have directly hurt them - a living person that I know, can see and touch.
  • Amend your life that you don't commit them again!
  • "Repenting" is the religious word for "forking over money"
  • I don't. I do what I want and if it's a "sin", so be it. I refuse to feel bad for anything I do. Who really cares what the imaginary man in the sky thinks?!
  • Turn from them,don't practice a certain sin.Read 1Corinthians 6:9,10.
  • We are to confess our sins to God and to one another (it keeps us accountable when someone else knows about it) and we are to turn from them and not do them anymore. We need to ask God's help in turning from them, because He will help to change our desires.
  • Easy, just close your eyes and say "forgive me, please" just before they pass the tray of grape juice down your isle.
  • It seems many people believe it convenient to forego giving any kind of direct apology or making any kind of restitution to the person or persons harmed by their "sin," but instead just ask their third party god for forgiveness, and thereby rid themselves of any pesky feelings of guilt that might cause them to take responsibility for their actions. I think they (the "sinners") should acknowlege that if their god is any good, then he/she/it would not forgive a "sin" for which the "sinner" is not repentent enough to make an honest attempt to make things right with the transgressed.
  • What does the bible say about how to repent? Ezekiel 18:21, "But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die." Isaiah 55:6-7, "Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." Titus 2:11-12, "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age." Proverbs 28:13, "He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."

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