Fear of God Devotional: What is a Characteristic of False Repentance?

What is a characteristic of false repentance?

David Eddy explains in this video that one characteristic of an individual who shows false repentance is that they inevitably return back to their sin and embrace it. 

One of the more tragic examples of false repentance that he has seen involves young men who pretend that they’re saved in order to pursue a girl that they are interested in within the church. To most people, it appears that they’re eager to learn about the Word of God when in reality, they never were repentant and never desired the things of God. They continued to pursue the desires of their flesh. Ultimately, they rejected what they previously proclaimed as true and turned their back on God and His ways. 

Proverbs 26:11 (NKJV) – “As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”