Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Do You Think? #1

Repentance and Conversion

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,” (Acts 3:19-20, ESV)

Why did the early assembly of believers baptize a new convert immediately?

What was seen in those converts that led them to be baptized immediately?

Why do we delay baptism today to new converts? Why do we find it necessary to offer classes on baptism? What is it that we don’t see or aren’t seeing that would cause us to delay baptism of a new convert?

Why is the gospel seemingly so ineffective today?

Does justification of the soul have any effect or obligation on behavior?

Why is the “Sinner’s Prayer” and the concept of “ask Jesus into your heart” such dangerous aberrations to the gospel?

What is repentance and conversion?

1 comment:

Scott said...

Wow, can of worms, brother! Good luck with that. Looking forward to seeing what folks have to say. My own opinions I'm afraid might be too verbose for this forum!