Dear Jesus, Please come into my heart. Again.

StopAskingJesusIntoYourHeart_Chosen.inddStop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by J. D. Greear

“My spiritual life was characterized by cycles of doubt, aisle-walking, and submersion in water. I could not find the assurance of salvation no matter how often, or how sincerely, I asked Jesus into my heart…I used to think I was alone in this struggle, but as I’ve shared my story…I’ve concluded this problem is epidemic in the church.”

This book was published just a little over a year ago, and when I first heard the title it really intrigued me, and I immediately added it to my list of books to read. I grew up in a Christian home and was raised in a Baptist church. I was taught that a person became a Christian by praying the “Sinner’s Prayer” and asking Jesus to come into his heart. My mom lead me to do this when, at the age of six or seven, I had enough of an understanding about sin and hell to know that because of my disobedience to my parents (and to God) I deserved to go to hell and asked her what I should do. When I got older, I can recall a couple of other occasions in public meetings raising my hand or standing to express my desire to rededicate my life to the Lord (not to mention times when I did it silently). Continue reading “Dear Jesus, Please come into my heart. Again.”