I have re-thought my post about the “Try Jesus” bumper sticker. Thanks mostly to my brother Richard’s comment, I would like to submit that I am not opposed to people “trying Jesus;” perhaps even taking Jesus for a test drive.
What I insist, however, is that trying Jesus is not done by saying a prayer to forgive one’s sins and ask Jesus into one’s heart. I have worked closely with so many people who have done this version of “trying Jesus” not to warn that this doesn’t count.
Jesus is not a religious version of a magic pill. Neither is a prayer to Him, not matter what formula the words take on.
Please, by all means, try Jesus. Read about Him in any or all of the gospels, and try Jesus.