John the Baptist called on people to repent and believe the good news
(). Jesus did the same (). They were calling for people to make a decision. As Evangelicals we also call people today to make a decision to follow Christ. This is right and good.
However the call to make a decision can sometimes be divorced from the gospel itself. I was at a church meeting recently where the pastor called for people to make a decision for Christ. There is nothing wrong with that in itself. The problem was that he had not explained the gospel at all. Not a word about sin, judgement, Jesus’ death, resurrection, atonement for Continue reading Decision for Christ
2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”