It is clear sinners are able and expected to respond to the gospel of Christ in faith and repentance and baptism.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’
And NOW, what are YOU waiting for?