The Lord Jesus Preached the Way of Repentance
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
The Prodigal Son
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you, And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, said the Lord GOD: why turn yourselves, and live you.
True Repentance: Give Up Evil Ways
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God: yes, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.
Cannot Enter the Kingdom of Heaven Without Repentance
Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.