“Aim for Repentance Rather than a Decision
As you witness, divorce yourself from the thought that you are merely seeking ‘decisions for Christ.’ What we should be seeking is repentance within the heart. This is the purpose of the Law, to bring the knowledge of sin. How can a man repent if he doesn’t know what sin is? If there is no repentance, there is no salvation. Jesus said, “Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
Many don’t understand that the salvation of a soul is not a resolution to change a way of life, but ‘repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.’ The modern concept of success in evangelism is to relate how many people were ‘saved’ (that is, how many prayed the ‘sinner’s prayer’)…
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