Do Decisions for Jesus Christ Count?
A major problem today with people doing evangelism and even churches in general is that they are making such a huge deal of tracking numbers of people they say they have converted. That temptation is always there to do this, because it makes us feel that we are truly doing God’s work and we are successful, it is an ego thing. It would be a wise choose not to do this practice, not because knowing is bad, but because only God knows those individuals who have truly repented and come to Him. We just do not have access to the Book of Life, although many act as if they do. This type of numbering reveals a lack of understanding of the nature of true and false conversion. Making a decision to follow Christ by walking an aisle, or raising a hand does not tell whether someone truly repents and trusts in the Savior. Our job is only to be obedient to God and spread His Word and plant the seed of the Word of God, this is success in evangelism. The rest is up to God.