Repentance – The Missing Link

Many Christians say that leading a holy, repentant life is not necessary for salvation and others say that a person only has to believe. By this they mean that if someone just believes, just knows, that Jesus died for their sins then they are saved and that is that. In this article, I would like to look at what it means to believe and what Jesus meant when He said, “unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:3).

Believing (Faith)
James 2:19 shows that believing for salvation is more than just understanding or knowing about something. It says, “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.” James tells us that the demons believe in God but their knowledge isn’t doing them any good so believing for salvation is more than just having head knowledge like the demons.

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” In this verse, the word believe has a deeper meaning than simply knowing about something. Strong’s dictionary tells us that believing means to have faith in someone and to commit to and entrust our spiritual well being to them. In 2 Tim. 1:12 Paul said, “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.” Paul was committed to and trusted in Jesus for his spiritual well being and he believed that Jesus was able to guard it until the judgment. Also, Jude 1:24 tells us that Jesus “is able to keep you from falling” so we can see that to believe in Jesus for our salvation is to commit our ways to Him and to trust that He is able to keep us spiritually strong so that we don’t fall.

Confessing and repenting
Repentance is described as a change of mind but if we say we have changed our mind about sin, yet haven’t turned away from our sinful lifestyle, then we are hypocrites and have not truly repented. For example, if I slapped you in the face, said sorry, then slapped you again, said sorry again, slapped you again etc., it would not take long for you to see through my hypocrisy and refuse to accept my apology. In the same way, God will not forgive anyone who comes to Him without a truly repentant heart.

For a non-believer to receive forgiveness and be saved he must repent of his sins. Acts 3:19 says, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out ….” As already said, to repent means to change our mind about something so to be saved a person must change their mind about their sinful lifestyle and turn away from it. Many people say that once we are saved there is no need to repent any more, however, in Luke 13:3 the word repent is present tense so Jesus is really saying, “unless you repent [and continue to repent], you too will all perish.” So, to be saved, we must turn from sin and continue that way otherwise Jesus said that we will perish.

The purpose of this article is to show that repentance is the missing link in the salvation of many believers. Many in the churches are not saved even though they know the Bible very well and believe in Jesus. They only believe like the demons believe and are not committed to living a holy life by following the Lord’s commands. If a believer does not confess and repent of any sin he may commit then that sin will remain unforgiven. Whenever we sin, we must confess to receive forgiveness and this is made clear by the word ‘if’ in 1 John 1:9 which says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” If we don’t confess then we won’t be forgiven. In this verse, confessing our sins is more that just admitting we have sinned. When we confess a sin, if we have no intention of turning from that sin then the Lord, who sees our heart, will not forgive us. True confession of sin naturally includes repentance. If we simply admit our guilt without having the intention or desire to stop sinning then we are being hypocritical and God will not forgive us. God will only forgive if our heart is right – Isa 66:2 says, “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite [remorseful and repentant] in spirit, and trembles at my word.” God does not esteem hypocrites.

Is repentance the missing link in your walk with God? Does sin have power over you? It is God’s promise that confession will bring more than just forgiveness. The promise in 1 John 1:9 is that God will not only forgive you but He will also purify you from all unrighteousness. Jesus verifies this truth in John 8:34-36 where He says, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” In these verses Jesus is saying that He can free you from slavery to sin so that you will no longer be a temporary slave in the family, but a son forever.

Finally, sin and repentance are rarely preached today; it is as though they have become dirty words. It seems that the vast majority of preachers avoid the subjects for fear of emptying their church and losing their income. However, this does not alter the fact that sin separates us from God as Isa. 59:2 tells us, “But you iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Repentance brings down the barrier of separation to link us back up with God and without it there can be no relationship with Jesus, hence no salvation.

This blog can be subscribed to at the following link –
Christian Issues’ Blog

This article can be downloaded from under Blog Articles at

Mick Alexander
My website: Christian Issues

Repentance – The Missing Link video

Bookmark and Share

About ChristianIssues

I like to spread the gospel and encourage believers in their faith. I have a Christian website at
This entry was posted in All Blogs, General, Once Saved Always Saved, Salvation. Bookmark the permalink.

397 Responses to Repentance – The Missing Link

  1. Pingback: cheap citalopram

  2. Pingback: viagra and cialis discount

  3. Pingback: order celecoxib 200mg

  4. Pingback: cefuroxime 125 mg pills

  5. Pingback: how to purchase clonidine

  6. Pingback: buspirone over the counter

  7. Pingback: olmesartan 20 mg purchase

  8. Pingback: how to buy dutasteride

  9. Pingback: irbesartan purchase

  10. Pingback: buy viagra online

  11. Pingback: anastrozole otc

  12. Pingback: how to buy donepezil

  13. Pingback: atomoxetine without a doctor prescription

  14. Pingback: leflunomide 10mg united states

  15. Pingback: meclizine pharmacy

  16. Pingback: how to buy glimepiride

  17. Pingback: canadian drugs without prescription

  18. Pingback: fexofenadine 120 mg canada

  19. Pingback: cost of viagra 100mg walmart

  20. Pingback: spironolactone nz

  21. Pingback: cialis non compatable drugs

  22. Pingback: how to purchase pioglitazone 30mg

  23. Pingback: amoxicillin 825 mg

  24. Pingback: aripiprazole 15 mg tablets

  25. Pingback: escitalopram for sale

  26. Pingback: furosemide medication

  27. Pingback: sildenafil pills

  28. Pingback: cheapest zyvox

  29. Pingback: zyprexa 5 mg generic

  30. Pingback: zyloprim coupon

  31. Pingback: viagra q and a

  32. Pingback: generic zithromax 500mg

  33. Pingback: zovirax 200 mg without prescription

  34. Pingback: how to purchase zocor 40 mg

  35. Pingback: click here now

  36. Pingback: canadian pharmacy vikky

  37. Pingback: zanaflex online pharmacy

  38. Pingback: when can i buy teva pharmaceuticals generic cialis

  39. Pingback: wellbutrin otc

  40. Pingback: voltaren 50 mg usa

  41. Pingback: verapamil 40mg no prescription

  42. Pingback: where can i buy vantin 200 mg

  43. Pingback: valtrex 1000mg tablets

  44. Pingback: how to buy tricor

  45. Pingback: viagra in use

  46. Pingback: online viagra prescription

  47. Pingback: toprol 50 mg online pharmacy

  48. Pingback: thorazine 50mg medication

  49. Pingback: average price cialis

  50. Pingback: tenormin 50mg cheap

  51. Pingback: cheap viagra online

  52. Pingback: spiriva 9mcg without prescription

  53. Pingback: liquid viagra

  54. Pingback: skelaxin 400mg generic

  55. Pingback: singulair without a doctor prescription

  56. Pingback: seroquel 100mg united states

  57. Pingback: where can i buy rogaine

  58. Pingback: robaxin 500mg cheap

  59. Pingback: risperdal 2 mg over the counter

  60. Pingback: getroman viagra

  61. Pingback: revatio 20mg prices

  62. Pingback: cialis from india

  63. Pingback: retin-a cream without a prescription

  64. Pingback: cheap levitra

  65. Pingback: remeron coupon

  66. Pingback: benadryl-d

  67. Pingback: viagra pills for sale

  68. Pingback: how to buy reglan 10mg

  69. Pingback: pyridium purchase

  70. Pingback: online cialis

  71. Pingback: doxycycline without a prescription

  72. Pingback: pulmicort 200 mcg tablet

  73. Pingback: buy viagra online usa

  74. Pingback: buy provigil

  75. Pingback: protonix uk

  76. Pingback: generic viagra buy online

  77. Pingback: generic viagra

  78. Pingback: proscar online

  79. Pingback: celexa vision problems

  80. Pingback: procardia 30mg online

  81. Pingback: generic viagra online

  82. Pingback: celebrex drug interactions

  83. Pingback: proair inhaler 100 mcg pharmacy

  84. Pingback: chemical class of carvedilol

  85. Pingback: prilosec without a doctor prescription

  86. Pingback: prevacid over the counter

  87. Pingback: buspirone and sweating

  88. Pingback: prednisolone pills

  89. Pingback: buspar strengths

  90. Pingback: plaquenil 400mg otc

  91. Pingback: canadian pharmacy

  92. Pingback: phenergan 25mg tablet

  93. Pingback: wellbutrin generic

  94. Pingback: periactin 4mg for sale

  95. Pingback: canada drugs

  96. Pingback: prescription drug baclofen

  97. Pingback: nortriptyline 25 mg over the counter

  98. Pingback: motrin 200 mg usa

  99. Pingback: how much is viagra in mexico

  100. Pingback: baclofen dogs overdose treatment

  101. Pingback: viagra generic canadian pharmacy

  102. Pingback: canada pharmacies/account

  103. Pingback: buy antiviral drugs

  104. Pingback: mobic 7,5mg prices

  105. Pingback: Cardizem ER

  106. Pingback: micardis 80mg cheap

  107. Pingback: where can i buy azithromycin

  108. Pingback: atorvastatin doses

  109. Pingback: buy erectile dysfunction pills online

  110. Pingback: where to buy mestinon 60 mg

  111. Pingback: abilify maintena or aristada

  112. Pingback: meclizine nz

  113. Pingback: viagra and premature ejaculation

  114. Pingback: macrobid 100mg united states

  115. Pingback: amoxicillin 500mg cost

  116. Pingback: luvox 50 mg prices

  117. Pingback: lopressor 100 mg online pharmacy

  118. Pingback: generic sildenafil

  119. Pingback: amlodipine besylate 5 mg cost

  120. Pingback: cheap lopid 300 mg

  121. Pingback: generic sildenafil

  122. Pingback: propranolol and amitriptyline

  123. Pingback: levaquin online

  124. Pingback: amiodarone drug class

  125. Pingback: lamisil otc

  126. Pingback: how much is zithromax 250 mg

  127. Pingback: indocin 50mg purchase

  128. Pingback: allopurinol and back pain at night

  129. Pingback: indication of abilify

  130. Pingback: imuran 50 mg no prescription

  131. Pingback: buy cialis in canada online

  132. Pingback: zanaflex 4 mg

  133. Pingback: viagra for men online

  134. Pingback: viagra otc

  135. Pingback: article source

  136. Pingback: can women take viagra

  137. Pingback: what does viagra do

  138. Pingback: imodium 2 mg no prescription

  139. Pingback: oxybutynin 5mg drugs what is it used for

  140. Pingback: imitrex australia

  141. Pingback: ciprofloxacin hcl precautions

  142. Pingback: viagra vs cialis vs levitra

  143. Pingback: how long does cialis last

  144. Pingback: cheapest imdur

  145. Pingback: keflex clay colored stool

  146. Pingback: hyzaar without a prescription

  147. Pingback: ed treatment drugs

  148. Pingback: cost of geodon 40 mg

  149. Pingback: pfizer viagra

  150. Pingback: viagra cost

  151. Pingback: flonase nasal spray 50 mcg without a prescription

  152. Pingback: how to purchase flomax 0,2mg

  153. Pingback: augmentin antibiotic side effects

  154. Pingback: Prednisone

  155. Pingback: etodolac united kingdom

  156. Pingback: what is cialis

  157. Pingback: erythromycin coupon

  158. Pingback: elavil 10 mg over the counter

  159. Pingback: generic drugs

  160. Pingback: dramamine 50 mg generic

  161. Pingback: buy doxycycline

  162. Pingback: Us viagra

  163. Pingback: diltiazem online pharmacy

  164. Pingback: differin price

  165. Pingback: diamox medication

  166. Pingback: depakote 125 mg over the counter

  167. Pingback: ddavp 0.1 mg nz

  168. Pingback: dapsone caps generic

  169. Pingback: generic viagra

  170. Pingback: good thesis statements

  171. Pingback: write my psychology paper

  172. Pingback: doctoral thesis writing

  173. Pingback: cymbalta australia

  174. Pingback: essay services

  175. Pingback: i need help writing an essay for college

  176. Pingback: crestor coupon

  177. Pingback: proposal for dissertation

  178. Pingback: where to buy cozaar 25 mg

  179. Pingback: generic viagra uk paypal

  180. Pingback: coumadin generic

  181. Pingback: Approved viagra pharmacy

  182. Pingback: how to purchase compazine 5mg

  183. Pingback: cialis online

  184. Pingback: help writing essays for scholarships

  185. Pingback: coreg 25 mg without a prescription

  186. Pingback: cheapest viagra 100mg

  187. Pingback: combivent australia

  188. Pingback: symbicort inhaler 160/4,5mcg without a prescription

  189. Pingback: cialis and alcohol

  190. Pingback: buy cialis with paypal

  191. Pingback: colchicine over the counter

  192. Pingback: mom gives son viagra

  193. Pingback: Viagra mail order

  194. Pingback: clozaril 25mg tablet

  195. Pingback: goodrx sildenafil

  196. Pingback: cheap clonidine

  197. Pingback: clomid 100mg without prescription

  198. Pingback: cleocin 300 mg pills

  199. Pingback: viagra paypal

  200. Pingback: essay writing service uk

  201. Pingback: how to write an essays

  202. Pingback: law essay writing service uk

  203. Pingback: how to assign oxidation number

  204. Pingback: best online essay writing services

  205. Pingback: buy canadian sildenafil

  206. Pingback: online essay writing

  207. Pingback: buy essays online cheap

  208. Pingback: atorvastatin mood

  209. Pingback: assignment helper

  210. Pingback: how to write a community service essay

  211. Pingback: chinese viagra

  212. Pingback: aa seat assignment

  213. Pingback: buy viagra online fast shipping

  214. Pingback: viagra women use

  215. Pingback: cash advance

  216. Pingback: viagra effects

  217. Pingback: cbd oil for pain dosage

  218. Pingback: viagra generic name

  219. Pingback: cbd cannabis

  220. Pingback: Buy viagra no prescription required

  221. Pingback: sildenafil 25 mg price in india

  222. Pingback: viagra dosage

  223. Pingback: cbd oil for dogs

  224. Pingback: cost of viagra 100mg

  225. Pingback: cbd oil for anxiety in dogs

  226. Pingback: cialis daily

  227. Pingback: female viagra pill buy online canada

  228. Pingback: how to get viagra prescription online

  229. Pingback: buy cbd oil for cancer treatment

  230. Pingback: tadalafil 20 mg

  231. Pingback: cbd oil health benefits

  232. Pingback: slipped viagra mom

  233. Pingback: viagra sold in usa

  234. Pingback: where to buy pure organic cbd oil

  235. Pingback: australia generic viagra

  236. Pingback: what is sildenafil

  237. Pingback: amoxicillin script

  238. Pingback: cbd oil for pain

  239. Pingback: taking viagra

  240. Pingback: cbd oil for pain for sale

  241. Pingback: viagra naturale

  242. Pingback: fast personal loans no credit checks

  243. Pingback: best payday loans

  244. Pingback: how to buy viagra

  245. Pingback: cialis price

  246. Pingback: bad credit loans palmdale ca

  247. Pingback: via best buy viagra

  248. Pingback: quick loans for bad credit online

  249. Pingback: is it legal to buy viagra online

  250. Pingback: installment loans in sc

  251. Pingback: payday loans no credit check

  252. Pingback: can you buy erectile dysfunction medication over the counter

  253. Pingback: payday lenders

  254. Pingback: check cashing

  255. Pingback: best auto and home insurance companies

  256. Pingback: ontario car insurance

  257. Pingback: carinsurance

  258. Pingback: costco car insurance quotes

  259. Pingback: car insurance quotes online quotes

  260. Pingback: gap insurance quotes

  261. Pingback: generic viagra dosage

  262. Pingback: car insurance quotes agencies

  263. Pingback: progressive insurance quote

  264. Pingback: nonpres viagra echeck

  265. Pingback: safe car insurance

  266. Pingback: generic viagra

  267. Pingback: insurance car insurance

  268. Pingback: casino online gambling

  269. Pingback: sugarhouse casino online

  270. Pingback: best online casino usa

  271. Pingback: doubleu casino

  272. Pingback: slot machine games

  273. Pingback: online casino games real money

  274. Pingback: casinos online

  275. Pingback: real money casino app

  276. Pingback: casino online usa

  277. Pingback: casino online real money

  278. Pingback: claritin 10mg tablet

  279. Pingback: cipro 250mg medication

  280. Pingback: order cephalexin 500 mg

  281. Pingback: cheap celexa

  282. Pingback: celebrex 100mg tablets

  283. Pingback: buy ceftin 125mg

  284. Pingback: generic cialis canada pharmacy

  285. Pingback: ceclor canada

  286. Pingback: catapres without prescription

  287. Pingback: viagra replacements

  288. Pingback: how much will generic viagra cost

  289. Pingback: sildenafil 100mg

  290. Pingback: brand cialis for sale

  291. Pingback: viagra coupons

  292. Pingback: bayer cialis

  293. Pingback: avodart 0,5 mg without a doctor prescription

  294. Pingback: viagra wikipedia

  295. Pingback: cialis no prescription canada

  296. Pingback: buy strattera 18mg

  297. Pingback: arava 20 mg online

  298. Pingback: tadalafil

  299. Pingback: how to purchase antabuse 250mg

  300. Pingback: ampicillin 500mg cost

  301. Pingback: amoxicillin 250mg pharmacy

  302. Pingback: where can i buy amaryl 4mg

  303. Pingback: viagra sans ordonnance

  304. Pingback: abilify 20 mg tablets

  305. Pingback: viagra for sale

  306. Pingback: viagra buy

  307. Pingback: levitra 20mg cost

  308. Pingback: viagra sale

  309. Pingback: viagra for sale

  310. Pingback: Cialis 80mg uk

  311. Pingback: cialis generic tadalafil

  312. Pingback: generic cialis

  313. Pingback: Cialis 80 mg uk

  314. Pingback: buy viagra

  315. Pingback: where to buy Cialis 80mg

  316. Pingback: cheap Cialis 60mg

  317. Pingback: how to buy Cialis 40 mg

  318. Pingback: Cialis 80mg cost

  319. Pingback: Viagra 200 mg prices

  320. Pingback: cost of Viagra 100 mg

  321. Pingback: buy generic viagra

  322. Pingback: Viagra 25 mg purchase

  323. Pingback: Viagra 25mg tablet

  324. Pingback: Viagra 100mg otc

  325. Pingback: buy Viagra 25 mg

  326. Pingback: where to buy Viagra 120 mg

  327. Pingback: cheap tadalafil

  328. Pingback: where can i buy cheap generic viagra online

  329. Pingback: uses for cialis

  330. Pingback: buy viagra in dayton ohio

  331. Pingback: walmart viagra prices without insurance

  332. Pingback: buy viagra without prescription

  333. Pingback: can you buy viagra under 18

  334. Pingback: generic viagra cost per pill

  335. Pingback: real money casino

  336. Pingback: casino real money

  337. Pingback: buy viagra online usa

  338. Pingback: buy tadalafil online

  339. Pingback: sildenafil

  340. Pingback: viagra online

  341. Pingback: cheapest viagra

  342. Pingback: tadalafil 5 mg

  343. Pingback: generic viagra cost

  344. Pingback: when to take viagra

  345. Pingback: cheap generic viagra

  346. Pingback: viagra cost

  347. Pingback: viagra online usa

  348. Pingback: viagra 100mg

  349. Pingback: best online casino real money

  350. Pingback: real money casino

  351. Pingback: online casino games real money

  352. Pingback: buy hydroxychloroquine online

  353. Pingback: best online casino real money

  354. Pingback: buy cialis

  355. Pingback: generic cialis

  356. Pingback: 5 mg cialis

  357. Pingback: buy real viagra online without prescription

  358. Pingback: new cialis

  359. Pingback: Mybookie

  360. Pingback: 5 mg cialis

  361. Pingback: generic viagra in canada

  362. Pingback: viagra 100mg

  363. Pingback: online casino real money us

  364. Pingback: pay day loans

  365. Pingback: best real money online casinos

  366. Pingback: gambling casino

  367. Pingback: keno casino games

  368. Pingback: personal loan

  369. Pingback: loans for bad credit

  370. Pingback: tadalafil 5mg

  371. Pingback: doubleu casino online casino

  372. Pingback: casino moons online casino

  373. Pingback: generic viagra names

  374. Pingback: play online casino real money

  375. Pingback: live casino slots online

  376. Pingback: vardenafil online pharmacy

  377. Pingback: levitra 10mg

  378. Pingback: vardenafil for sale

  379. Pingback: Real cialis online

  380. Pingback: canadian pharmacy online

  381. Pingback: men's ed pills

  382. Pingback: medicine erectile dysfunction

  383. Pingback: top rated ed pills

  384. Pingback: viagra for sale

  385. Pingback: viagra generic

  386. Pingback: viagra 100mg

  387. Pingback: buy cialis

  388. Pingback: cialis pill

  389. Pingback: buy cialis

  390. Pingback: buying cialis cheap

  391. Pingback: cialis cost

  392. Pingback: Order viagra us

  393. Pingback: Cost viagra

  394. Pingback: cialis 20 mg

  395. Pingback: prices of cialis

  396. Pingback: price of cialis

  397. Pingback: Canada viagra

Leave a Reply