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Convinced May Not Mean Changed, Evans Olang

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Acts 26:28, “Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.”  

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To come close but feel like it’s still far is a test we all face. This happens to me many times when I evangelize, there are people who seem to be close but in reality still far, very raw. For those who appear close, we are often tempted to close the deal, ask them to say the sinner’s prayer and proclaim them believers. I see this many times when reports are given of hundreds or thousands of people making decisions to follow Christ through crusades, meetings etc. And my thought, how was the gospel presented and how many of those are truly saved (God saved them). Could it be possible that we are dealing with almost persuaded, people convinced but not changed when 80-90% of those who make a profession of faith fall away? That is the question. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Pride Crouching At Your Door? Evans Olang

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Isaiah 39:1-4, “4 …And he said, “What have they seen in your house?” So Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them.”

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Hezekiah in the previous chapters totally depended on God anytime there was a crisis even one that would take his life. His story is also recorded in 2Kings 20. God had sent prophet Isaiah to bring him a message to put his house in order when he was sick and would not recover. We see him humble himself before the Lord, Read the rest of this entry »