Does God save those who repent, or is a person forgiven by believing and accepting Jesus with forgiveness following? Examine the following passages.
“and that repentance FOR forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Lk 24
“38Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;” Acts 3:19
“Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.” Acts 8:22
“”Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,” Acts 17:30
“but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.” Acts 26:20.
Until a person’s belief becomes active with repentance, confession, and baptism, there is no forgiveness. John 12:42 shows that you can believe in Jesus, and yet be displeasing to God because you have not confessed Him. When there’s no follow through of obedience, there’s no salvation. The faith one has that is not obedient, is not a saving faith.