2 Corinthians 7:9-10 Troy if you read and take the the TEXT out of its CONTEXT, you are left with a CON, with respect.
7:9. Now that Titus has given the good news about the condition of the Corinthians to him, Paul can rejoice. He expresses gladness not that the Corinthian believers were made sorry but that their sorrow led to repentance. The words repentance (
metanoia) and repent (metanoeœ) appear 58 times in the NT. These words refer to a change of mind concerning sins, that is, turning from one’s sins. Because this sorrow led the believers in Corinth to turn from their sins, they were made sorry in a godly manner. The result was that they gained rather than lost. Paul’s letter produced good results.

7:10. The apostle writes that godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation. While many take salvation as a reference to regeneration, that does not fit the context. Paul is writing of the repentance of people already born again. Salvation here refers to deliverance from the deadly consequences of unrepentant sin, not only in this life, but also before the Judgment Seat of Christ (cf. Luke 15:11-24). For this reason, this type of sorrow should not be regretted. There are great temporal and eternal benefits for repentant sorrow.

In contrast the sorrow of the world produces death. Mere grief does not cause true repentance because it is not brought about by godly conviction. Death here is not a reference to eternal death (i.e., hell), but to physical, temporal death, or to the separation in fellowship that a believer experiences when he walks in the darkness rather than in the light (1 John 1:6). While this verse is often used to prove that repentance is a second condition of regeneration, the context will not substantiate this position.