It ought to be a fact beyond controversy that repentance not only constantly follows faith but is also born of faith.  For, since pardon and forgiveness are offered through the preaching of the gospel in order that the sinner, freed from the tyranny of Satan, the yoke of sin, and the miserable bondage of vices, may cross over into the kingdom of God, surely no one can embrace the grace of the gospel without betaking himself from the errors of his past life into the right way, and applying his whole effort to the practice of repentance. – John Calvin (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559), 3.3.1.

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