I'm heading to town with the radio on listening to my local Christian Station and this preacher asked the question.... Are you just religious with Jesus or are you a serious believer? Do you really hear God when He speaks to you or do you miss what He's saying? Another preacher comes on asking... Are you really saved or do you just think you're saved? Were you really baptized in water or did you just go for a swim? Here's comes another one... Do you truly trust in the Lord or are you trusting in yourself? Next one... Do you love your neighbor as yourself or are you a self-centered Christian? followed with... Do you enjoy attending church or is your attendance a burden and you can't wait for it to end? Then, the follow up message(s) to each and every possible scenario that could possibly cause any doubt..., does. Why is this? If you listen to the average "younger" preacher of today it's all about doubt and/or guilt. No matter what you're doing or what you think it's necessary to constantly doubt yourself. As for me, I asked the Lord to save me back in 1972. End of subject. Do I believe that He did. Yes, I do because He said He would. So why all the guilt trips and this constant attempt at causing doubt? ...are our pulpits filled with shallow men? Unable or unwilling to preach the Gospel? If so it's no wonder attendance lags.