Arthur Dent was a learned and pious minister in 16th century England. This sermon from the text of Luke 13:5 was widely distributed during his life. He states therein: "By this time I hope you see what is repentance for sin. It is not every sorrow, but sorrow for sin; not for some sin, but for all sin; not for an hour, but forever; not for a day, but continually; not for a week, but as long as we live." "Repentance is an inward sorrowing, and continual mourning of the heart and conscience for sin, joined with faith, and both inward and outward amendment."