I was first introduced to the concept of rededication at the Word of Life Island in 1984. I was 23 and attended Word of Life's College and Career program on the Island. I then started seeing more rededication ceremonies at youth rallies and church services. Part of "rededication" is rooted in the Lordship Salvation controversy. There is a segment within Christianity that believes it is possible for Jesus to be Savior without being Lord. In fact, this view is so pervasive that those who hold to it believe in an almost two step salvation process. The first process is justification by faith and the second is making Jesus the Lord of your life. Martin Luther said, "All of life is repentance." I will accept that as an axiom. If all of life is repentance we are constantly turning from our sin to God. But that is different than a formal rededication ceremony where we throw a stick in the fire or sign a commitment card that we put in the inside cover of our Bible. I would argue that these ceremonies actually add to the guilt that many Christians experience as their lives do not live up to the standard that was set for them; both by their own expectations and the expectations of those who advocate rededication. I open it up to the BB for discussion.