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Out of the question: ‘Need not repent’

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An inscription on a tomb slab on the floor of St Andrew’s, Gussage, in Dorset reads: “Those who are in Christ need not repent.” Where does this come from, and what might it mean?

I suggest that it is a conflation of 2 Corinthians 5.17: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new ...

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