I was just reading a article about “easy believism”, and it reminded me of an observation that I had a few months ago. At that time, I was thinking about a recent encounter that I had had, with a lost sinner and how I shared the Gospel with him, using Romans 3:23, then Romans 6:23, then Romans 5:8, finishing up with Romans 10:13.... And as I have done many times before, I told him that these are the facts, and if you believe that you are a sinner and that you deserve to go to hell and that Jesus died for you, in your place to pay your sin debt, than you “can” get saved, “if” you ask for it(Rom.10:13). And at that moment, the Lord revealed something about Romans 6:23a, that I had not seen as clearly before......... Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin [is] death;...........” This “fact”, that the wages of sin is death, is in itself a “requirement” that a sinner, must realize their need for salvation(want to get saved), before they can be saved. This may be the best Biblical definition of “conviction” that I have found. ----------------------- Unfortunately, that individual that I was witnessing to on that day, did not get saved. And it sure seemed to me, that he didn’t, because he was not under conviction. Only the LORD can bring “conviction”; This is why none of us, chose the day that we got saved. God did, by convicting us. The Gospel “can” bring conviction, if God allows it to.