We were sitting around the dinner table last night talking. When the conversation turned to the thief on the cross? Sometimes people are highly negative when referring to "easy believism" I'm not suggesting my opinion either way. Just think about this though. The thief on the cross didn't have time to be discipled. He didn't have anytime to bear fruit. I don't believe baptism saves you. But the ole boy certainly wasn't dipped or sprinkled. He "simply" understood that he himself was a sinner standing before God undone. He obviously repented and confessed that Jesus was Lord,God. Jesus said to the thief "today you will be with me in paradise" If Jesus could say that about some ole thief then surely some poor ole soul who lived his life like a rogue could receive Christ on his death bed. I'm not saying that everybody that prays the sinner's prayer meant it but this little story here does make you think? I just want to hear opinions on this encounter and how it relates to some of the issues discussed concerning salvation like eternal security, perserverance of the saints,loss of salvation etc... Yall are some studious thinkers give me some feedback.