Without (repentance) there can be no meetness for heaven. We could not be happy if we reached the kingdom of glory with a heart loving sin. The company of saints and angels would give us no pleasure. Our minds would not be in tune for an eternity of holiness. Let these things sink down into hour hearts. We must repent as well as believe, if we hope to be saved.
Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856