That’s not the gospel. That’s definitely not gospel transformation. That’s witchcraft. You just repeated a prayer. It means that there should be progress in our sanctification. And where there’s not, it begins to retard and maybe even begins to die. It maybe reveals that you were never truly converted to begin with, but rather you made some profession of faith that was more like witchcraft than it was a decision of the heart. Do you know what I mean by that? You went down front, you grabbed the pastor’s hand and he said, “Repeat after me. God, forgive me of my sins. Come and live in my heart. Amen.” And then outside of that moment being guided through someone else’s prayer, outside of maybe church attendance, nothing ever has changed in your heart and mind. That’s not the gospel. That’s definitely not gospel transformation. That’s witchcraft. You just repeated a prayer.
If you have no intention of submitting your life to Christ but want to believe that you’re a Christian because when you were 7 at your RA camp, someone told you that you were going to hell if you didn’t pray a prayer, you are deceived and you are a liar. Now I am not talking about perfection. We have already gone through this text and clearly pointed out that we are going to stumble and fall for the rest of our lives. I am not talking about perfection, I’m talking about intent. If you have no intention of submitting your life to Christ but somehow think that your attendance here is currying you favor with God, you’re self-deceived.
Bryson price - WITCHCRAFT feat. MATT CHANDLER
The lyrics in this song were sampled from the following sermons: