For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. -II Corinthians 7:10 King James Bible-
Godly sorrow is something that seems to be missing from so many of the so called conversions that churches are claiming happen within their four walls. Somewhere along the way it stopped being about Christians who believed Jesus when He said, “If a man love me, he will keep my words” or “If ye love me, keep my commandments” and became about a false abundance of grace that allows a person to live in unrepentant and open sin while believing they are saved. In this we have entered into what Jude calls, “ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Instead of preaching the glorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and letting the Holy Spirit do His work of convicting the guilty sinner unto the point of godly sorrow, many so called churches are using deceitful tactics and false gospels to grow the size of their earthly little church kingdoms. The money that false converts put in the offering plate or box is just as easily spent as money from a true Christians.
The so called “sinner’s prayer” has been one of those tactics. The church puts on some sad sounding music, gives a half hearted twisted little gospel message, and then they ask who wants to come up front to accept Jesus as their savior. If they have put on their show just right, then some people will feel a heavy dose of worldly sorrow and walk the aisle where someone will lead them in the “sinner’s prayer” so they can be saved and go back out to their old life. Now, they have created a false convert that cares nothing about being the church, but instead believes that all they have to do is go to church to be a Christian. It isn’t like they are going to hear anything from the pulpit that will change that. They are going to keep going for the feel good messages, coffee, and socialization that it offers. They have now entered into American Churchianity.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. -Romans 1:16-
Instead of believing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power unto salvation, these wicked grace changers have taken the so called “sinner’s prayer” and made it the power unto salvation. This is complete blasphemy to the Lord Jesus Christ. This prayer method is used like it is a type of magic incantation. People honestly believe that uttering some words saves a person and they can live as wicked as they want to after that point. Obviously, those who do such have never truly read the Bible or know Jesus Christ. They have had their conscience seared or have been blinded by Satan to do his bidding.
This will be the fate of those who follow the path of worldly sorrow:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. -Matthew 7:21-23-
Godly sorrow leads to true repentance and a person truly crying out to God to save them from not only eternal punishment, but sin and evil as well. No one meets the Lord Jesus Christ and stays the same. Jesus takes away old wicked hearts of stone and replaces them with hearts of flesh that truly love and obey Him and His truth.