Well, unlike some I believe that man can believe on Christ without being regenerated.I am not sure which passages you are referring to.In the Old Testament God would often command men to fulfill the Law. This I believe was meant to be a school master to lead them to Christ/grace (not to say we are not to fulfill the Law yet by grace).There may be other passages saying to repent from John the Baptist, but John did not have full revelation. As Apollus I believe had to be taught of the fullness since He only knew of the baptism of John.There may still be other passages, yet one must understand what repentance means for it means different things in different contexts. I believe that when repentance is mentioned salvifically that it is speaking of repentance from unbelief.The reason I say a sinner cannot repent of their sins/stop sinning is because of many reasons. One being that Paul states how we are slaves to sin before receiving a new nature. Or why would we need to be born again unless our first birth was somehow insufficient or more so needing to be put to death. There is much on the teaching of the old nature and the new. Dying with Christ to our old man and becoming a new creation all things being made new through His resurrection.
anonymity wrote:I think though that this doctrine does have to do with stop sinning. For it says that one must stop sinning or repent from sinning before they can come to Christ.