Fear of God Devotional: Characteristics of False Repentance

What does false repentance look like?

Paul Carrington explains in this video that false repentance exists when people are merely looking to find an “easy fix” to change some aspect of their life but whose affections and whose heart has not been changed. They do not truly love Christ.

Before long, you will see that they have not truly repented for their sin. They may attend church or recite verses, but their heart has not been changed and they do not want to part with their sins. 

James 1:23-25 (NKJV) – “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”