There are times when men must NOT REPENT. “Repent” in the Bible means to turn or to change. We must never repent of doing the right thing, of “standing firm,” speaking truth even if all alone
(Ephesians 6:10-14).
Elijah stood firm for God. He thought he was alone. Actually there were 7,000 with him who would not worship falsely (I Kings 19).
Noah stood alone with only 7 others in the world. He preached righteousness in a world of total corruption when God saved only 8 souls by water (Genesis 6-8; I Peter 3:20-21).
Job said: “Though he slay me, yet will I put my trust in Him” (13:15).
John was a bold preacher. He would not apologize or turn from telling the king he sinned by living with another man’s wife. Herod put him in prison then beheaded him (Matthew 3; 14:1-12).
Paul rebuked church leader Peter for hypocrisy (Galatians 2:11-13). See his courage also in Acts 24:5; 25:19; 26-24.
Carl Spain, courageous preacher, stood against long-held racial distinction at Abilene Christian University in 1961. He would not repent from telling the truth.
Result: policy changed.
Stephen, Daniel and other men of faith never repented from confessing their faith. Polycarp as he was burned at the stake cir. 167 A.D. said “86 years have I served Him. How can I blaspheme my King and my Savior”
Ask for my testimony of refusing to repent.