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We may say that repentance is the intelligent judgment we pass, under grace, upon what we have done and are. It is not merely sorrow, for sin, for in Acts 2 when the people were pricked in their heart, the Apostle called upon them to "repent." Repentance involves the claims of God. All men everywhere are called on to repent because they have not acted up to God's claim. It is more than a change of mind, though it is a change of mind; it is connected with our judgment of self as in the sight of God. It is therefore the goodness of God that leadeth to repentance. Repentance is to be preached in Christ's name (Luke 24:4747And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:47)).