Arthur Dent on repentance as an earnest turning to God

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... By this time I hope you see what is repentance. It is not every sorrow, but sorrow for sin, not for some sin, but for all sin, not for an hour, but for ever, not for a day, but continually, not for a week, but as long as we live. Some think every sorrow is repentance: but so should worldlings repent. Some think every little pant for sin is repentance: so should Pharaoh repent. Some think all weeping and lamenting for sin is repentance: so should Esau, Judas & Cain, repent. Some think every little humbling of our selves is repentance: but so should Ahab repent. Some think that good words, and good purposes is Repentance: but so should every sick man repent. Some think the reformation of words and deeds, is Repentance: but so should civil men repent. Some think that cry God mercy is repentance: and so should every fool repent. ...

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