Without Repentance there is No Salvation
“God has commanded all men everywhere to repent.“ Acts 17:30
The big percent of the professing Christian churches today are preaching unsound doctrine to people with itching ears, having turned their ears from the truth, listening to fables and calling it the Gospel. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
There is only one Gospel recorded in the Word of God, and that says you repent first. None can experience salvation without repentance, Acts 3:19 ”Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out.” Christ came to save the people from their sins, (Matthew 1:21). God’s Word says it is impossible to be saved in your sins. Our Lord and Saviour set the perfect example. Luke 13:3-5 “I tell you, nay: but except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.” And God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance. Notice the condition that all should come to repentance turning from your sins, forsaking sin. (2nd Peter 3:9) This command of our Lord to repent includes all people everywhere, for God says that all have sinned (Romans 3:23). Except a person sees himself a lost sinner he could never be saved. (Luke 12:5)
The predominating preaching today is the modern theory of taking verses of scripture out of their context such as, taking Christ as Saviour, believing on Christ, joining a church, being baptized, as the essentials of salvation. Repentance, unconfessed and unforsaken sin has not been mentioned. The so-called new converts and old ones are still living in their sins. Homogenized Christians so mixed with the world, they cannot be separated. Christ says when you come to Him in godly sorrow, repenting of your sins, confessing them to Him He will save you. (2 Corinthians 7:10) Christ Himself learned obedience by the things which He suffered and being made perfect He became the Author of Eternal Salvation unto all them that obey Him. (Hebrews 5:8-9)
Please notice that Christ is the Author of Eternal Salvation, unto only them that obey Him. Notice these conditions God has recorded in His Word that all must meet and obey, that sincerely want to be saved. Christ says if you keep My Commandments ye shall abide in My Love. Ye are My friends if ye do whatsoever I command you. (John 15:10,14) Christ says His people are to love not this world neither the things in this world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. (1 John 2:15-16) Christ says whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4). Christ says if you are saved you are a stranger and pilgrim on this earth, (Hebrews 11:13) and should go forth bearing His reproach, taking your stand against all sin. (Hebrews 13:13).
Professing Christian, are you still living in your sins? If you are you are not saved.
May God help you to humble yourself, repent of your sins, believe God and let Jesus Christ, God’s Son, have His perfect way in your life.