Pastor David Platt's newest book Follow Me was released yesterday. In this video Platt tells a story about a child with questions about hell and is coached into reciting the sinner's prayer for salvation. But was the child really born again? Did the child become a new creation in Jesus Christ?
According to Platt, "You look back at the first disciples in the Bible and when Jesus came up to them and said, "Follow me" - that was not an invitation to pray a prayer. That was a summons for these men to lose their lives."
Platt says the many people claiming to be Christians are not following Jesus and quotes Bible verses Matthew 7:21-22: "Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." - Matthew 16:24