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Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces. You can contact Jeremy at


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    John the Baptist didn’t preach Repentance. He told people to Believe.

    Repentance has nothing to do with sin unless the context indicates that it is. There are many passages in the NT where the object of Repentance is NOT sin. It is also interesting to note that in all the passages where sin IS the object, the consequence for a lack of repentance is not eternal salvation.

    It’s worth doing a study on all the verses featuring the Greek word Metanoia in the NT. I just did and you’d be surprised at how warped today’s Christian’s definition of Repent is.

    You wrote:

    “What choices to Christians have?

    1. We self-censor our speech, posts and gospel proclamation. The implications for that are huge, both for us and the world who needs Jesus.

    2. We faithfully proclaim and stand for the true gospel. Our immediate comfort and well-being may be in jeopardy, but the eternal rewards will forever dwarf any persecution.”

    Perhaps the teaminfocus could faithfully proclaim and stand for the true gospel by posting it clearly somewhere on this website so sinners can read it and potentially come to faith?

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    Jason Harris

    Hey Liz,

    Just got a chance to read this. We don’t have an official “read about the gospel” page at this point for a number of reasons, but we have published a book that outlines the theology of the gospel and dozens of articles at least that work out the gospel in various contexts. I’ve actually been thinking about a series on some key gospel themes. Hopefully you’ve pushed me over the edge to get that happening! =)

    Grace to you.

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    Hi Liz, How do you explain Matthew 3:1-2? Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    We can certainly have a discussion about what repentance looks like, but the Bible clearly states that John the Baptist did preach repentance.

    I also stand by my proclamation that Christians stand at a clear crossroads on whether we will remain faithful. The firestorm that is erupting in the USA over Indiana’s religious freedom laws only highlight the times we live in.


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