Is this what this is ,taking shots at each other in cleverly constructed sanitized posts??
luchnia wrote: ↑Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:50 pmSadly and even disturbing is the fact that your point may be "on the money" so to state.
I have seen a few genuine conversions and they did not come from the "sinners prayer" but from a pierced heart. I will be the first to admit, I have only seen a small few what I believe to be true conversions, but I knew from the changed life and new path being walked they were true.
My guess is many today are "playing" the game and are not converted as their lives do not reflect it. So many operate on emotions that are sparked by smooth talking preachers that tickle the ears of the listener. As Dake implies in one of his books one must come to God and TRULY RECOGNIZE that they are a sinner and in need of saving.
I think the evidence of a new life must be exhibited from a sincere heart. Old things don't exist to one that is made new as they have been put away. To me, it is obvious if one repents and doesn't forsake sin they still belong to the devil and haven't changed.
Repentance and forsaking sin would indicate a solid conversion in the heart of an individual. It is my opinion that those that think they will sin their way to eternal life will be in for a shrewd awakening when they cross over the portal to their eternal destiny.