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Is repentance a gift of God or an act of man?

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First, repentance could be an actual gift of God, but like other gifts, it must be received to be enjoyed. On this view, God offers all who are willing the gift of repentance unto eternal life. Those who are not willing do not get repentance. In this way, God is impartial in His offer, but man is still responsible to accept or reject the gift of repentance necessary for salvation. A second view simply notes the two different senses in which repentance is used in these seemingly opposed verses. read more

First, let me encourage you to study the following link and ask God to help you understand if you are believing in Jesus to forgive your sins. Gift of Repentance. The Bible never talks about a gift of repentance. Some teach that there is a “gift of repentance,” but it does not exist. It cannot be found in the Bible. read more

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