Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”
It appears that for Scazzero, the evidences of being a true believer are different from those of Scripture.
God regenerates us and then we believe, and hence regeneration precedes our conversion.
My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”
To phrase the question another way, can a person go to Heaven who doesn’t live like a dedicated Christian?
Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.
The free grace that forgives is also a grace that transforms, turning bad trees which produce bad fruit into good trees which produce good fruit.