I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3
In todays modern Christianity we rarely hear any preacher say “Repent or Perish”! , in fact our modern day version of Jesus has him so watered down that he wouldn’t even dare say such a thing, but he did! Some people were telling Jesus about the awful sins the Galileans had performed, but Jesus was response was anyone who doesn’t repent will all perish! Meaning everyone!
This is why its so important for us all to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone. Because we are all guilty of sinning and the wages of sin is death. However the good news (gospel) is Jesus died and took the penalty for our sins so we may inherit eternal life
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:4-5
Jesus goes on to tell them, “do you think some people are more guilty of sin than others?, we are all guilty of sin therefor without repentance we will all perish”. This is a pretty strong and straightforward message by Jesus.
Now when people hear the word “repentance” they immediately have a negative reaction, however repentance is a beautiful thing! The word “Repent” means to turn away from or changes ones mind. Isnt it wonderful to know if we turn away from our sin and trust in Jesus, we can be forgiven and saved?
I think that’s amazing that our God is that merciful, and that’s why repentance is a beautiful thing! Listen to Jesus, Repent or Perish! Amen!