Oh Brother, what exactly is false conversion? Today is the first I have heard it and quite frankly it saddens me. It seems to be a new twist on what I think the tired old resaving of people. Either the pulpits that proclaim this are a mess or I am just eternally lost. I believe the former to be the truth. My Background: Saved and Baptized at 13. Early 80's timeframe I believed fully in my heart at that time that Jesus was the only way. Through my later teen years, drinking and drugs became attractive. As a young adult in the US Navy, I found excitement in things that now scar my memory. Around age 38, the guilt began to weigh on me. I went through a very emotional situation that whipped me pretty good. I prayed to God to help me with that and I vowed, I was going back to Church. It didn't take long to see that things had changed alot since the 80's. The music was weird and I learned that by some theologians I wans't saved, and in fact never had been. I rejected that teaching and tried my best to stay. I wanted to hear God's word. During this time I for the first time read the Bible cover to cover, and stopped drinking on a dime. I went to this Church for two or 3 years. And finally threw in the towel after I grew weary of the teaching that I was never saved. On to the Next Church... 1 year. According to the teachings I was saved one week and eternally lost the next. One of the last sermons I heard here was on Esau selling his birth right and being rejected. Apparently that is what happens to God's people these days when they fall into sin and wallow in it. On to the Next Church.... 1 year. This was exciting. Signs and Wonders at every turn. Without going into the gory details.... I found where this was not the place for me. Leaving Church #3 has had me on a month long reading extravaganza. Today I found the False Conversion idea. I just don't see how this can be. There are some hard passages that on first blush might tell someone in my shoes to throw in the towel.. But those scriptures just don't seem to sqaure with the totality of the Bible and What I see in the red letter. And what any basic logic would tell you. Why would God continue to forgive Israel over and over, then create a second covenant where he does all the work, yet make it harder than the first covenant to live up to? I may be a church of one, for my beliefs. But, I am going to continue to search and find the God of this Universe through his Son. And I am going to keep trusting in His finsished work until He tells me I am unqualified!!!! My heart goes out to all that think I and others like me are eternally lost. It isn't all butterflies and roses as a prodigal. I am certainly joyed by the fact that He took me in 33 years ago just as he promised..... Even though I wandered off he found me and brought me back.