The word “repentance 'means a “change of mind.”The Bible clearly teaches that repentance is necessary for salvation.
“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”. It is impossible for anyone to be saved without repentance. But what exactly is repentance in the Bible.
Repentance is when we make a u-turn in our mind concerning Christ and our sins.
Repentance includes a sinner taking the blame for his sinful condition before God and siding with Him against himself.
A repentant blames no one else for his condition, but rather condemns himself under God’s eternal wrath because he deserves it.
Repentance leads to confession of sin, Hiding nothing, a sinner owns his sins and pours out his sinful heart to God.