Sunday, July 15, 2007

Why do you want to be a Christian?

Tonight my daughter Katie told me that she wanted to be a Christian. This isn't the first time she's said that or prayed to be saved. But there has been little evidence of conversion. Knowing her previous experience caused me to be cautious. So, I asked her why she wanted to be a Christian. She replied that she wanted to go to heaven when she dies because Uncle Mike is going to heaven. While that's a nice compliment for Mike, it's not quite the answer I was hoping for. But her answer does make me wonder what would be an appropriate answer. Why should someone want to become a Christian? What answer would reveal a genuine Spirit induced longing for conversion?

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