Chapter 8

(8.1) The ministers of the grace of God have spoken through the Holy Spirit about repentance.

(8.2) Indeed the Master of All has spoken of repentance with an oath: "For as I live, says the Lord, I do not desire the death of the sinner, rather his repentance," also adding this beneficent statement:

(8.3) "Repent, House of Israel, of your lawlessness. Say to the sons of my people, Even though your sins reach from earth to heaven, and even though they are redder than scarlet, and blacker than sackcloth, if you turn to Me with your whole heart and say Father, I will listen to you as a holy people."

(8.4) And in another place He says thus: "Wash, and become clean. Remove the evils from your souls from before My eyes. Cease from your evils. Learn to do good. Rescue the unrighteous. Judge the orphan and justify the widow. Come, let us reason, says the Lord. Even though your sins might be like purple, I will make them white as snow. Even though they might be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool. And if you are willing and listen to me, you will eat of the good things of the earth. And if you are not willing, and will not listen to me, the sword will devour you. For the mouth of the Lord has said these things."

(8.5) Therefore, willing all His beloved ones to have a part in repentance, He has established (it) in His Almighty will.