Is Repentance Needed for Salvation

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Lately I came to realized that many people think that they do not need to turn from their sin; that they can continue in sin and still go to Heaven.  They think that they can call on Jesus once, attend a few church services, then go out and drink, party and live in sin without any consequences. Today rebellion is more common amongst those that claim they know God. They have the attitude, “I believe in God so he will not punish me. It doesn’t matter what I do because Jesus will forgive me.  They think they can continue to sin, drink alcohol, party, or sleep around and God will forgive them anyway. If you are one that thinks that he can live in this fashion and all will be forgiven, you are sadly mistaken and don’t understand the scriptures.

Sadly a new ungodly movement; the Progressive church is teaching falsehoods and many people are following this cult because they want to continue to sin and this fake church says they can live like the devil and still be saved.  Wrong!  The Bible teaches all man to repent of his sins.  They try to say that repent just means to turn from.  Well if that is the case; we do need to turn from sin, but we shouldn’t continue in sin, we should turn far away from it.

Mark 1:4-John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.   Luke 15:7-I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 24:47-And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

God says in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Don’t let Satan deceive you in believing a lie. God expects his people to live holy and to be separate from the world. Satan has blinded the eyes of man where they think that such abominations are overlooked by God. They try to tell you to accept man as he and not to “Judge him”. God will not overlook wickedness. You cannot continue in sin.

Romans 6:1-12 says: 1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

If a person says they believe in God, but they haven’t turned from their sin and want to continue in sin, then they are not born again. John 3:5- Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom  of God.

The only answer to sin is death, but Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 6:11,12 says, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Colossians 3:5 says, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” That means to put them away and not do again.

Luke 15:7 says: I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

 

About Tracy K

I am a born again believer who has taught Sunday School, Women's Meetings and written blogs and books for the purpose of the ministry. My sole purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus, the son of God, died on a cross for the sins of the whole world. I believe he arose after three days and now sits on the right side of God in Heaven. I believe Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Without Jesus, there is no remissions of sins:
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