Seven Myths of Repentance
2. Repentance and self-defense can exist together. (If I am justifying, excusing, and defending myself, I'm not repenting.)
3. Repentance can be selective; one can pick and choose. (It's not a' la carte)
4. Repentance is purely personal -- to feel better. (All sin is against God, and hurts others, even if you can't see it right away.)
5. Repentance is about a deed I've done. (It's deep matter of the heart.)
6. Repentance is about self-preservation.
7. Repentance is a single act. (There is a huge difference between having repented, and being repentant.)
-- Richard Owen Roberts