GRACE & JESUS are the same and Jesus preached repentance. Paul preached repentance, Apostle Peter preached repentance and Pastor Gary preaches repentance.
HOWEVER...It's vital that you have a Biblical meaning of REPENTANCE and not some religious idea of what you think it is. Repentance is very important because it leads to refreshing and peace with God and others.
Many people from religious backgrounds believe that repentance means 'Saying sorry'. Repentance does not mean 'Saying sorry'. Saying sorry and repenting are two different things. You can say sorry and not repent and you can repent and not say sorry. It's not you repenting that saves you it's your faith in Jesus Christ that saves you. Salvation is not based on what you do but what Jesus has done for us.
Jesus said JOHN 14:6 'Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'. Jews repent, Muslims repent are they saved? A person can say sorry God but still have no faith in Jesus Christ. This is why it's very important that we know what the Word of God says and apply it correctly otherwise it leads to useless religious activity devoid of any power.
I want the power of the Gospel to work in my life, I'm not interested in things that may sound good I want the revelation of God's GRACE to empower me. The real question is am I teachable am I open to revelation or do I think I know it all and have it all? For me this fresh revelation of GRACE is growth in my Christianity.
How do we escape our SINS? Through the CROSS and Blood of Jesus. Do I believe in REPENTANCE? ABSOLUTELY YES! ACTS 2:38 But let's make sure we know what REPENTANCE means according to the Bible.
HEBREW word 'shub' return back to the Lord.
EZEKIEL 18:30 'Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways," says the Lord God. 'Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin'.
GREEK word 'metanoeo' change your mind.
MATTHEW 4:17 'From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
REPENTANCE is not SAYING SORRY it's CHANGING YOUR MIND AND RETURNING BACK TO GOD'S WAYS. You can say sorry to God every 15mins but until you have made a change within your mind and actions YOU HAVE NOT REPENTED.
A thief will always be a thief until he stops stealing. A liar will always be a liar until he stops lying. A drunkard will always be a drunkard until he stops getting drunk.
MATTHEW 3:8 'Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance' AMPLIFIED 'Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance let your lives prove your change of heart'
The difference between a Christian and a Non-Christian is the presence of JESUS and it's His Presence in you that causes you to REPENT/CHANGE. The world tells you how to COPE with life. Christianity empowers you to OVERCOME in life.
What empowers me to BEAR FRUIT is not me but CHRIST IN ME Connected to the vine - 'Without Me you can do nothing' John 15:5 but with Me all things are possible.
ACTS 3:19 'Repent (metanoeo) therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out (exaleiphó: to wipe out and erase to completely obliterate once and for all) so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord'.