The author discusses what is called "decisional regeneration," which refers to the simple requirement of a decision as proof that one is saved. The author notes the way that this method of evangelism has been applied with gross abuse in counselling, altar calls, and in preaching. Ultimately this teaching is traced to a theology that places the responsibility for salvation on man.
Any view that sees regeneration as a mechanical process that can be performed by man falls under decisional regeneration. This article argues that such a view of regeneration has departed from the true teaching of Scripture. It shows how this is so by looking at counselling, altar calls, theology, and preaching.