And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 10:37-39 ASV).
That sounds to me like it commands a commitment of our lives if we are to be worthy of him. That means there will be action on our part. The action includes repenting and giving Him our lives. It goes beyond passive belief. It is what the rebirth is all about!