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Repent of Your Sins and Go To Hell

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

Every religion that requires repenting of sins for salvation sends their followers to hell.

I posted this meme identifying only ONE religion and PROMPTLY received multiple Facebook penalties today.

Facebook barred me for 7 days from posting newsfeed posts, 29 days for group participation, and tacked on 30 days to my current 59 day sentence prohibiting me from giving Facebook money for advertising and from going 'live'.

These are just mythical penalties. They have no real affect on anybody. They are restricting freedom of speech but, more importantly they are taking active measures to prevent the truth from being shared... and preventing a different point of view from being expressed.

Here is the 'offensive' meme:

The good news is... it's just gonna get worse.

My original post in the Facebook group said God repents more than anybody in the Bible.

It was a pretty active thread... receiving a LOT of comments. I learned a lot about what people think about the word repent.

Josh Martin said:

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Numbers 23:19 ESV

That prompted me to go look at and find out... what are the differences between the AKJV and the NLT where the AKJV says repent? The results were astounding.

There are places where the NLT says repent when the AKJV says:

  1. nothing, the NLT just adds the word repent

  2. 'turn not'

  3. 'consider this'

  4. 'contrite'

  5. 'returned'

  6. 'converts'

  7. 'turneth not'

  8. 'revive the heart of the contrite ones'.

These are the verses where the NLT adds the word 'repent' where the AKJV does not say the word repent: 2 Kings 22:19, 2 Chronicles 6:37, 32:26, 33:19, 34:27, Psalm 7:12, 50:22, 51:17, 78:34, Isaiah 1:27, 9:13, 57:14, 57:15, Jeremiah 5:3, 34:15, 36:3, 36:24, Ezekiel 3:19, 33:9, 33:12, Hosea 6:1, 14:1, Joel 2:12, Amos 5:1, Zephaniah 2:22, Zechariah 1:6, Malachi 3:6, Matthew 3:2, Luke 13:1, 2 Corinthians 7:5

This link should take you to and display the two versions side-by-side.

Then, there are places where the AKJV says repent and the NLT says:

  1. God said 'sorry'

  2. God 'changed his mind'

  3. God 'took pity'

  4. God 'relented'

These are the verses where the AKJV says 'repent' and the NLT replaces repent with another word or phrase: Genesis 6:6-7, 13:17, 32:12, 32:14, Numbers 23:19, Deuteronomy 32:36, Judges 2:18, Judges 21:6, Judges 21:15, 1 Samuel 15:11, 1 Samuel 15:29, 15:35, 2 Samuel 24:16, 1 Chronicles 21:15, Job 42:6, Psalm 90:13, 106:45, 110:4, 135:14. Jeremiah 4:28, 8:6, 15:6, 18:8, 18:10, 20:16, 26:3, 26:13, 26:19, 31:19, 42:10,Ezekiel 24:14, Hosea 11:8, 13:14, Joel 2:13, 2:14, Amos 7:3, 7:6, Jonah 3:9, 3:10, Jonah 4:2, Zechariah 8:14, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 9:13, 21:32, 27:3, Mark 2:17, Luke 17:4

This link should take you to and display the two versions side-by-side.

Maurice Dellpove said:

Paul Mcarthur Tell me you know nothing of the Hebrew without telling me you know nothing of the Hebrew.

If you have to use an outdated translation built upon shaky manuscripts to prove your point and not the language it was written in, you’re doomed from the start.

KJV is hot garbage. And so is this opinion.

I've never had anybody tell me the KJV is garbage, let alone HOT garbage.

Maurice Dellpove later clarifies:

Paul Mcarthur Oh, let me clarify. The translation of the original Greek, its compilation, and grammatical wording of the ancient languages is hot garbage and there are significantly better and more accurate translations out there.

This is what a lot of people claim... like Muslims claim... you have to go back to the original language yourself. All translations corrupt the word of God.

I disagree with that. God is in charge of preserving his word. In spite of all of this God preserves his word:

1 Peter 1:23 "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth forever."

Psalm 12:6-7 "The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever."

Psalm 111:7-8 "The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness."

Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."

Psalm 117:2 "... the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord."

Psalm 119:160 "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever."

Concerning the meme, Ron Ritchie said: "This is terrible".

I responded, Well... you have to understand that there are 3 definitions for the word repent.

1. feel sorrow for something

2. change your mind

3. 'of your sins'

Trevor Thomas said:

God never repents even once. You can only repent for your own actions and God never once goes "I wish I didn't do this" he is always absolute. If so I'd like scripture to back up this absurd claim.

I responded with:

Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

What became painfully clear is that bible teaching is not consistent. Everybody has their own ideas concerning everything. Most of them do NOT provide bible verses to back up their position. They simply provide "man's wisdom". And many times that wisdom includes what was said above, "the KJV sucks", "the KJV is a bad translation", "I read the ESV or NIV versions and they say 'this'...", etc.

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

The bible talks about the falling away. That has already happened.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition...

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