How did the message of God’s grace and power to redeem His good world, become hostage to one word? That one word being confess, modern evangelism hinges on this one word, confess you’re a sinner, then confess Jesus died for your sins and Jesus will confess you are saved before God.
This word confess has become The Law that the grace of God and the work of the cross of Christ must bow. Talk to most evangelicals about the death of anyone and they
will tell you “if that person did not confess Jesus as their personal savior, they are in Hell.” Confession is the new door and the power of the Cross made subject to words that roll off the tongue.
Salvation has been reduced to willful vocabulary repeated in the presence of the right company, with Eternal guarantees to follow. One can only hope God has contingency plans for the simple minded and those who are unable to hear or speak.