Please watch this video… It’s called “The Lost Doctrine” by Paul Washer. A friend posted it on Facebook this morning…. and although his opinion may not be popular in the modern church, I’m afraid it’s Biblical. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about this guy, but I really like what he has to say…
Salvation doesn’t come from signing a card accepting a superficial invitation. Salvation comes from complete belief and a true desire to have a new life in God. As I’ve said before, you don’t have to immediately have it all together when you accept Christ, but you have to be open to the change. You don’t even have to change yourself; God will change you, and these changes are evidence of your ‘regeneration’. It won’t happen overnight, as it is a process, but if someone is still the same today as they always were… maybe they might want to reevaluate their definition of what it meant to “believe” in what Jesus did for them on Calvary.
I can say with 100% confidence that I did not change myself; God began a new work in me, and is still in the process of straightening me out. I can assure you that I did not consiously make a decision to be a ‘good Christian’. In fact, some of the things I believe with all of my heart are so foreign to my ‘old self’ that people who ‘knew’ me probably think I’ve been brainwashed! And, maybe I have….but it’s by God, not man, and I like the person I am becoming so much better than the one I used to be.
P.S. If anyone can tell me a better way to share another person’s YouTube video on my blog, that would be really great 🙂 I could share to Twitter or Facebook, but I didn’t see a way to share here.