is a stage in Christian salvation
where the believer turns away from sin
. As a distinct stage in the ordo salutis
its position is disputed, with some theological traditions arguing it occurs prior to faith
and the Reformed theological tradition
arguing it occurs after faith.
In Roman Catholic
theology repentance is part of the larger theological concept of penance
Generally in the Old Testament
the term repentance
comes from the Hebrew word group that means "turn away from".:1007
Sometimes this word group is employed to request a turning from sinful activity (Jeremiah 8:6
). In the New Testament
word group can mean remorse but is generally translated as a turning away from sin (Matthew 3:2
Theologically 'repentance', the turning away from sin is linked to a corresponding turn to faith in God
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