In order to become a Christian there must be a time and place where it took place. No one is a Christian from birth. No one can simply grow into one.
The first birth is a reject and Jesus said, “Ye must be born again.”
Seems strange that some can not remember it happening to them but they claim to be a Christian. You can remember many things such as your wedding, graduating from school, important dates in your life but not remember when you first admitted you were a worthless sinner and came to Jesus the Christ.
You may be 100% correct in all your theology but just as lost as Adolph Hitler. Some get the idea that having some water sprinkled on their head makes them a Christian. Some get the idea that because they look like a Christian, act like a Christian and talk like a Christian that they are one. Jesus said:
21 ¶ 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.
22 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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew chapter 7
Never knew you. Never born again. The number will be many.
Others look at your fruit. God looks at was there a time and place that it actually happened.
The first birth required a time and place. The second birth requires a time and place. The second birth requires admitting to God that you are way short of what you should be and turning to Jesus as your Saviour and your only hope. Until that takes place you are lost, whether you know it or not.
It is not reformation. It is not having all the correct doctrine. It is not being a student of the Bible. It is an actual event in your life. It either took place or it did not. More later as I recall…….