"The time has come," He said. ""The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
And they went out, and preached that people should repent.
Repentance was perhaps best defined by a small girl: "It's to be sorry enough to quit."
"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
"For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that time of refreshing may come from the Lord.
"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
2 Corinthians 7:10