Without Repentance, We Shall Perish

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  (Luke 13:3)

All are sinners and all must repent.  We cannot receive salvation because our mother or father repents.  It is a personal matter that must be dealt with in a personal way.  We do not receive salvation because the preacher preaches repentance.  We cannot receive salvation because our friend repents.  We do not receive salvation because we hang around the Church.  We do not receive salvation because we serve on the Usher board or preach or sing or teach.   We do not receive salvation because we are pretty good people.  We cannot buy salvation.  The price for salvation has already been paid.  We cannot steal salvation because it can’t be stolen.  To receive salvation, we must repent.  Once we repent and accept Christ, we are saved by the grace of God.  Thank God for grace that he gives us what we do not deserve.  Thank God for mercy that he withholds from us what we do deserve.  Without repentance, we shall perish.  Without repentance, we are doomed.  Without turning from our ways and turning to God’s ways, we shall die an eternal death.  Thank God for saving a sinner like me from damnation.  If you are saved, you should give God thanks.

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