The Bible leaves no doubt that repentance is a requirement for salvation. Christians do not debate that. However, there is much discussion regarding that to which the word is referring.
It is very easy to define a word in a way consistent with how one views his own experience, but trying to require our experience of others is a fallacy demonstrated by comparing Lydia and the Philippian jailer in Acts 16. The correct way to define Bible terms is to analyze their use in Scripture without having preconceived notions influence the thought process.
Dr. Shelton Smith takes this correct approach in examining all the usages of the different forms of the word "repent" in the Bible. The conclusion reached is consistent with Scripture and should provide a compelling, convincing case for the student who follows the arguments.
30 pgs | Booklet | Dr. Shelton Smith