Mike B said:
Perhaps rephrased might be, to recall the date?
I hardly knew what was taking place
Man seems to be always prone to interpret all that God does as it benefits him, without concern for the desire of the Father's heart.
I do not believe that a particular date of salvation is important. I do not believe that by simply having a date written in the front/back of your Bible means that you are saved.Listening to a sermon by Paul Washer, the infamous 'Shocking Youth Message Stuns Hearers,' our brother talks about a 'salvation date' misleading many supposed believers.When you say the prayer and ask Jesus into your life, when you accept him as Lord and Saviour of your life, when you accept His forgiveness, that is not it. The prayer alone does not make your salvation certain.[u]Matthew 7:15-20[/u] 'Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognise them.'During this analegy that Jesus tells, He repeats several times about fruit. Each verse is basically making the same point but worded differently. This adds emphasis on the point He is making.One of the sadest things in the church today is that people believe they are saved simply because they said a prayer when they were 17 or whatever. The truth is, you can say that prayer as many times as you like, but if there is no fruit, then you are not saved.So, long route to my answer is this; a born again date is not important. What is important is if there is fruit in your life or not. You can say 'the prayer,' but if you then continue to sin and indulge in the world then YOU WILL NOT GET TO HEAVEN. How can you stand before Jesus Christ himself on judgement day, and say to him, 'Well I said a prayer when I was a child.' This answer is not good enough. You have to live your entire life for Him, surrendering everything to Him and living for Him alone. Remember, not everyone that says 'Lord, Lord' will get into heaven.One powerful trick that Satan uses is getting people to keep recalling a date of when they said 'the prayer' and making them think that is enough, when really they are still living in their wicked ways.I am not saying that salvation dates are a bad thing, it is just they are not crucial, and if you do have one, just remember that on its own, it is not a ticket into heaven.