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8/18/17 at 08:00 AM 0 Comments

The Distinction Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow

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What is the distinction between worldly and godly sorrow?

John Snyder explains in this video that not all repentance is the same. The Bible explains that there is a distinction between godly and worldly sorrow. Specifically, 2 Corinthians 7:10 states that, "[G]odly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death."

Worldly sorrow focuses on self instead of on God. To an individual who demonstrates worldly sorrow, sin is not a thing that will bring dishonor to God or rob God of His glory. In contrast, as God's Word indicates, godly sorrow produces true, biblical repentance. 

Isaiah 1:16 (NKJV) – “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.” 


Watch the video here: The Distinction Between Worldly and Godly Sorrow


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