Luke 13:3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
No repentance, no salvation.
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
What’s the Father’s will according to Christian doctrine? Two are:
- The Greatest Commandment, Matthew 22:37 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
- John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
It’s similar to personal relationships. People who intentionally hurt you and don’t care don’t love you. The point of Christianity is to love God. No love – no repentance – no obedience – no salvation.