Here's the link to the website of which I am "pasting" an excerpt from: http://www.studylight.org/com/mhc-com/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=013 3. On these stories he founded a call to repentance, adding to each of them this awakening word, Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish, Luke 13:3-5. (1.) This intimates that we all deserve to perish as much as they did, and had we been dealt with according to our sins, according to the iniquity of our holy things, our blood had been long ere this mingled with our sacrifices by the justice of God. It must moderate our censure, not only that we are sinners, but that we are as great sinners as they, have as much sin to repent of as they had to suffer for. (2.) That therefore we are all concerned to repent, to be sorry for what we have done amiss, and to do so no more. The judgments of God upon others are loud calls to us to repent. See how Christ improved every thing for the pressing of that great duty which he came not only to gain room for, and give hopes to, but to enjoin upon us--and that is, to repent. (3.) That repentance is the way to escape perishing, and it is a sure way: so iniquity shall not be your ruin, but upon no other terms. (4.) That, if we repent not, we shall certainly perish, as others have done before us. Some lay an emphasis upon the word likewise, and apply it to the destruction that was coming upon the people of the Jews, and particularly upon Jerusalem, who were destroyed by the Romans at the time of their passover, and so, like the Galileans, they had their blood mingled with their sacrifices; and many of them, both in Jerusalem and in other places, were destroyed by the fall of walls and buildings which were battered down about their ears, as those that died by the fall of the tower of Siloam. But certainly it looks further; except we repent, we shall perish eternally, as they perished out of this world. The same Jesus that calls us to repent because the kingdom of heaven is at hand, bids us repent because otherwise we shall perish; so that he has set before us life and death, good and evil, and put us to our choice. (5.) The perishing of those in their impenitency who have been most harsh and severe in judging others will be in a particular manner aggravated. You will find this when you scroll down and see this: II. Christ's reply to this report, in which, When you see that sentence I bolded, scroll down to paragraph #3, and that's it. Look, I am not trying to be a nusance here, but Jesus stated that unless we repent, we will all likewise perish. This is not giving me, or anyone else who is saved, the right for a "pat on the back". Without Him, I can't even breathe. When God began dealing with me, He set up a Godly sorrow in my life, and in this godly sorrow, I repented, because I was ashamed for all the evil things I had done. I was ashamed that my sins nailed Him to the cross. I was ashamed for the many times I took His precious name in vain. This is why I repented, I was sorry for the evil I had done, and begged for His mercy, and He heard my cries, and saved me from my sins.