Repentance is a central biblical teaching. All people are sinful and God desires that all people repent of their sins. The Hebrew word for repent means to “turn away” from sin. The Greek word for repentance means to “change on’e mind,” more specifically, it means to change one’s mind about sin. Thus, to repent is not just to feel bad about sin or admit that one is sinful, but to turn away from sin and back to God and God’s way.