Repentance: Transitioning to Grace

The doctrine of repentance is probably the most misunderstood doctrine which relates to coming to faith in Christ.  The primary assertion of this book is that repentance, in Jewish contexts, speaks of the necessity for the Jew to transition away from an occupation with the Law of Moses, to an occupation with the perfect sacrifice of Christ.  The author of Hebrews describes Jewish conversion as laying a foundation of repentance from dead works and faith towards God.  This repentance was not turning from sins; rather, it was a Jewish transitioning away from a now defunct means of addressing sins (the provisional Law of Moses) to the perfect and complete sacrifice of Christ.  This book defends, in Jewish contexts of the New Testament, the above understanding of repentance.

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