Check out this priceless illustration. “This is the approach of decision theology” indeed.
(heard on Issues ETC: “blog of the week” winner).
For my part, when I was in college, I attended a wedding where a dynamic Evangelical Free pastor I knew (I attended his church all throughout college) talked about the importance of saying “I do” to God. He noted to those attending – many who were Roman Catholic – that many persons who claim the name Christian never do this. When I talked to my father, a Lutheran pastor, about the illustration, he asked me: “Tell me Nathan, when did you decide that I was your father – and that I was lovingly involved in your life?”
I may be of the race of men (male), born in the late 20th century – but I am firstmost of that bride that has been given to Christ.
And all the babies said “Amen”!