Hi Steve:

I really appreciated your post that Joe was most recently responding to. It was right on in my opinion and I don't recall your ever asserting that we must know with certainty who is born again and who is not, but rather that you, like Phillip in the following scripture, assert that we ask for a credible profession of faith:

8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptizedhim.

It is really very simple isn't it? You have presented the situation correctly, patiently, kindly and clearly, Steve, and I for one appreciate it, that's about all you can do.

In Him,