Sorrow and regret for anything done or said. It's not kneeling by the bedside every night and asking for forgiveness. Repentance is feeling so sorry for sinning against God that we turn away from doing sin. Jesus and John the baptist started their ministries preaching repentance. There was no emphasis on joining a church. See Matthew 4:17 and Luke 3:3, 8.
1. To feel pain or express sorrow or regret for something done or spoken; to repent that we have injured or wounded the feelings of a friend. A person repents only of what he himself has done or said.
2. To change the mind in consequence of the injury done by past conduct.
3. To sorrow or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's holy law.
4. To remember with sorrow; as, to repent; to repent an injury done to a neighbor.
Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Repentance was taught by Jesus and is required of everyone no matter how good they might be. Luke 13:1-5
Continual repenting is not the repentance the Bible teaches.
To save from death, destruction, and the bondage of sin. It is Gods part of the redemption plan. We repent and turn away from sin, and He saves us from death and hell and keeps us from falling back into shameful behavior (sin). The mission of Christ, in coming to the earth, was to save sinners from their sins. See Luke 19:10, and 1 Timothy 1:15
A saved person is noted by the way they live, act, or behave and others can distinguish a saved person from someone who is not saved by observing their life, actions, and words - the fruits.
Being religious is not "being saved", neither is regular church attendance or baptism, and many religious people attend church regularly and are baptized but don't have the fruits in their life that prove they are a Christian.
To make a person holy and set apart for Gods purpose. Sanctification is an instantaneous second work of grace for those who are saved and living free from sin. It empowers us to do God's will and not our own. A sanctified person lives a clean life.Jesus prayed for his disciples--and us!--to be sanctified - see John 17:17. See also 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
Moral and spiritual perfection. Christ taught and commanded it. It is God's will that Christians live sin-free while in this world. The Holy Ghost abiding in the heart makes it possible. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. See also 1 John 3:7-9 and 1 John 5:18.
Oneness and agreement with God and with God's children.Christ died so that his church (the members) would be ONE, not divided. God saves men and women and brings them together as members of his body in perfect unity.Unity is one of the fundamental teachings of Christ and a doctrine that is still lived and preached today.Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 1:10 and Galatians 3:27-28