You have a deep change of mind and heart and choose to reject and forsake all known sin and the right to run your life independently of God.
Repentance…is the act of your getting off the throne of your life so that Jesus Christ may take His rightful place there.
Repentance…is the spiritual U-turn necessary before you believe.
Repentance…is not just being sorry for your sins. With repentance there is sorrow, but you can have sorrow without repentance. Many people are sorry for the consequences of their sin, but not sin itself.“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” II Corinthians 7:10
Repentance…is not just quitting a sinful act. Some people have refrained from certain sins and reformed for personal reasons (health, reputation, family, business, etc.), not because their sins displeased God.
Repentance…is mentioned over 55 times in the New Testament. Jesus Himself said,
“But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Luke 13:3