On today's Footsteps, TWR's Bill Mial tells the story of a South African man who came to Christ while he was working under his car.  By the way, you really should listen to the full story!  Anyway, his story brings up an interesting question: Can a person come to Christ anywhere?  Or, should he be in a church where he can walk down the aisle?  My answer is that the physical location makes no difference.  It's a heart issue.  But instead of relying on my opinion, let me quote Mark Dever:

"And what is the prescribed response?  Is it to walk down an aisle?  Is it to fill out a card, or to lift up a hand?  Is it to make an appointment with a preacher, or to decide to be baptized and join the church?  While any of those things may be involved, none of them necessarily is.  The response of the Good News--the message that Paul preached and other Christians preached throughout the New Testament--is to repent and believe."(1) 

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1. Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2000), 77, as quoted online at "Grace Quotes," accessed September 21, 2016, http://gracequotes.org/topic/salvation-means/.






About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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