Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart
- Product Review (submitted on February 13, 2013):
Pastor Greear hits the nail squarely on the head in this work. I love that Paige Patterson, an evangelist if there ever was one, wrote the foreward to this work and stated plainly that he “dislike[d] the title of this book” and then proceeds to explain why you need to read it. J.D. offers extremely sound evidence from Scripture as to why it is not a matter of how we ask for forgiveness but that we have repented of our sin based upon the work of Christ on the cross.
I wish that B&H, as opposed to B&H Academic would have published this work for the reason that some may think it is above the “lay level” because of the academic tag. Regardless, the fact that the Southern Baptist Convention’s printing arm has published this work is both encouraging and interesting. It is the SBC, and many of the preachers/pastors therein, that have lead the charge of asking Jesus into your heart. Gratefully, the conversation is now wide open for discussion and Pastor Greear has graciously set the boundaries between ignorant, though passionate, rhetoric and what the Bible clearly teaches on salvation and assurance.
I found much to love about this work. As one who doubts his salvation more than I’d like to admit, there was much comfort in these pages. For any who have called on Christ as Lord and Savior, I highly recommend this resource. For any who are curious as to what the Bible does teach about salvation (i.e., the gospel) then I recommend this work to you as well.