The evangelist said to the sinner, “have you heard of Jesus?”
The sinner replied, “uh, yeah. It rings a bell. Who is that?”
“Jesus is the Saviour of the World! He died to save you from your sins!” the evangelist eagerly responded. With that, he told the sinner his usual salvation spiel.
“Ummm…. okay. Do I have to do anything?” the sinner asked, looking at the evangelist suspiciously.
“No, not at all!!!” the evangelist answered. “Well, actually, you must repent and believe, and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that He died for your sins. Then you will be saved. Look, it says so right here in the Bible!”
“Oh, is that all?” the sinner pondered. “But wait, what do you mean by ‘repent’?”
“It means to change your mind about your sins…and to turn away from them.”
“What are sins again?” asked the sinner.
“They are things that we do that don’t please God, like when you disobey your parents or cheat on your taxes or tell a lie.” the evangelist answered.
“Ok. I confess that I have sinned, and I won’t do so anymore. I believe that Jesus died for me…