Since you desire to be so precise, then asking for forgiveness IS NOT implicit with repentance. Repentance is of course a daily need but only if the Holy Spirit within convicts you, for how else are you going to know if you have just sinned? Repentance other than from the Holy Spirit is dead.
The world’s forgiveness (other than the unpardonable sin) already happened on the cross. After you have (once) been saved, then Paul says that asking for forgiveness is like denying what Jesus did for you.
God says that without the shedding of blood there is no forgivness.
Jesus only died once and only shed his blood once, both for the forgives of sin.
When the Holy Spirit convicts you, yes you repent and thank him for showing your sin and what He has done for you. But, if you literally think that you have to ask again for his forgives, then you insult Jesus by denying what He has already done for you! Again your forgives can only be accomplished through the shedding of blood, and you are essentially asking God to crucify His son again.
Acts is all about the time of Pentecost and when God’s church began with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit into first, the Apostles and then many more.In Acts 2:38, Peter is preaching the “Gospel”, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is telling the people around him to repent of their sins obtain forgiveness and receive the Holy Spirit
Baptism by water was a common occurrence in Peter’s day; it was a great outward expression of your belief. That may have very well happened at this time, but water is not a requirement for forgiveness; receiving God’s Grace (free gift) and being baptized in the Holy Spirit is.
I was baptized while hunting on a deer stand. That was an act of omission and submission to Christ, He knocked and I opened the door. There was no water involved. I don’t intend to be baptized by water in the future. I am not condemning it, I’m just following Christ’s lead and so far he is telling me that there is no need for it. But what he does tell me to do openly talk about His truth.
So, I think you have taken the “relax and receive it” way out of context and tried to analyze me when you don’t even know me. “Sedentary Christian” as you espouse, is wrong and quite offensive.
I respectfully ask that you please take the “our” or essentially “you” out of the same context with works.
This is not truth! This is error that often keeps individuals in the bondage that they have to keep doing something to please God. This is a foundational truth about faith, “certain of what we do not see” that the works come from Christ and not ourselves unless we should boast.
Other than Christ being the only way, we can also agree to disagree.I remain your bother in Christ and I remain in peace, “relaxing” in what Jesus did for me, not what I can do but allowing Him to live His life through me and bare His fruits or “works” through me
Faith without works is dead! God does not mean your works but His works . In Christ's Love,