Repentance is Manifested
At the Twenty-First of Matthew, the Savior taught a parable of a man who asked his two sons to go work in his vineyard. One of these refused at first but afterward went. The other said he would go but did not. Even the Lord’s critics admitted that it was the first, not the second, who did the will of his father. At the Third of Matthew, John the Baptist required his audiences to bring for fruits meet for repentance, and this was just as much required of any man as it was of all men. The scribes, the Pharisees, the Saducees, the priests, and the elders of the people would all be saved in the same manner as the publicans, harlots, and all sinners. It is not who or what one is or what he says, but what he does, by which repentance is manifested.
Written by David Hayes Prophater