Question: I believe your teaching will cause a sinner to seek out a godly sorrow or wonder if they had enough godly sorrow to work repentance in them. I have seen people respond that way to what you are teaching. Don’t you believe that this is dangerous?
Answer: I think a person should seek the Lord to give them sorrow for their sins if they do not have any. After we are saved though, and we are by God’s grace living a holy life through the power of the God through faith, we should not be looking back with confusion and wondering if we had enough godly sorrow or repentance.
If we are saved, we are saved and do not need to be concerned with how we got there. Now if we are falling in and out of sin, that is another subject.
I expect for those who have not had true godly sorrow for their sins and have not truly repented and are falling in and out of sin, to respond negatively to the gospel that demands fruits meet for repentance (Mat 3:8).
Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
On the other side it is not uncommon for the devil to try to confuse the saved when they hear something stronger than they are used to hearing. After having heard easy-believism for years (all that you need to do is believe), I do not think it would be uncommon even for those who are saved to wonder and be confused.
The question is why. Is it the devil accusing? Is it they have been under a wishy-washy, “only believe” teaching, and when they hear the true Gospel they are a little shocked? Or do you think there is something wrong with telling people that they must bring forth fruits meet for repentance (godly sorrow)?