Are You Better Than God?
Let's check and find out. Are you more loving and forgiving than the creator of the Universe?
When parents know they have conceived a child they start making plans for the baby. They are excited to see if they are having a girl or a boy. They wonder what color eyes and hair they will have. Will they have all 10 fingers and 10 toes? They make plans and hope for the best.
Then the day comes when the baby is born and they get busy doing everything they need to do to love the baby, take care of the baby, make sure all of it's needs are met and taken care of. They start talking to him or her saying momma... dada... mommy... daddy.
One day after many days their joy is fulfilled as the baby speaks their first words. Will they say mommy or daddy first? It doesn't really matter. All they know is their child has watched them from birth and has come to know them as mommy or daddy and has expressed that belief by speaking their name(s).
Now... did you or your parents put up their hands and say.... Whoa there Trigger! What do you think you're doing!!! You can't be my child and I can't be your mommy or daddy UNLESS you say SORRY first! You need to repent of your sins if you think you want me to be your Abba Father.
Do you remember all of the pooping and peeing you did on me... and spitting up? Do you remember the whining and crying and pouting for not getting your way? No... no... no. You can NOT be my child and I can NOT be your Abba Father unless you repent of your sins FIRST. Come on now... repent of your sins... say sorry. Say sorry to daddy.
Did you do that to your children? Did your parents do that to you? No, of course not.
Do you know what that makes you? Do you know what that makes your parents? It makes you BETTER THAN GOD. You were accepted by your parents simply because you called their name... no repenting of your sins necessary first.
Yet, you are saying God tells us to repent of our sins FIRST if we want to be his child. But, you and your parents just accepted their baby unconditionally... no repenting of sins necessary.
Are YOU better than God? If you didn't make your child repent of their sins... if your parents didn't make you repent of your sins to become their child... then why in the world do you think God makes anybody repent of their sins to be accepted into His family so they can call Him Abba Father?
John the Baptist and Jesus both said Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
Kingdom of Heaven does mean not salvation. Look at Matthew 13...
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field...
Matthew 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man...
The kingdom of heaven is Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ.
John the Baptist and Jesus were not telling people to repent of their sins... the Pharisees told people to repent of their sins. Repenting of sins is turning from evil works to righteous works. Repenting of sins is works. They were telling people to turn from faith in their works to faith in the Messiah, the Christ, the Kingdom of Heaven... who has finally come!
Have you repented of your faith in your works? Have you put your faith in your righteous works for salvation? If you have then repent of your faith in your works, your filthy rags, your used menstrual cloths and put your faith in Jesus. Stop putting your faith in repenting of your sins.