If a preacher YOU follow or hear on TV just tells people they just have to BELIEVE in Jesus to be saved and never preaches repentance, he is preaching a FALSE message and will end up with a church full of false 'Christians'. So many quote Acts 16:31 but they don't understand that repentance is an assumption in Acts 16:31 and verses like that, as it has been commanded by God and is ESSENTIAL for salvation. Conversion is the work of God and is failsafe. God cannot save anyone unless he has brought that person to true repentance. Repentance in the context of salvation means changing your mind about SIN and turning in your heart at that moment from sin to God. IT DOES NOT MEAN DECIDING TO BELIEVE IN JESUS WHEN YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIM BEFORE - that is faith!
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Evangelist Alex Bowler