Repent means to change one's direction. It's more than just feeling sorry or changing one's mind, but it's really a change in the motivation and direction of one's life. To the Christian, it also means a turning away from sin and a turning to God.
Yes. Christians do need to repent.
If we are heading in the wrong direction, then we need to change direction. If we are continuing in a sinful lifestyle, then we need to repent or change our ways – change our direction.
13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish." (Luke 13:1+)
36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
page updated Friday, October 13, 2017