Another one of my students in my night class seemed to be at a spiritual breaking point. He came to me prior to class and explained that he was depressed and felt guilt about his life. His guilt was not random. Over the course of the entire quarter, we have discussed various things about Christianity, God, the cross, Jesus, the Bible, etc. My students have asked me various questions and I have answered Biblically, but have always included the Gospel along with my responses.
This student was not one that was a stranger to God, he knew the truth and had said "the prayer" before. He continued to ask questions and an outsider may have thought he was "seeking" after God. However, the only "seeking" that he was doing was seeking to justify his failure to repent and put his faith and trust in Christ. We must remember Romans 3:11.
I assured him that going through depression is a normal thing and there were many people in the Bible that experienced depression, even to the point of wanting to die. The student further revealed to me that he was taking anti-depressant medication, but was drinking very heavily just a few days ago. I warned him about the dangers of drinking while taking medication.
After class, he approached me and told me that he wanted to make a change in his life and that he wanted to go to church. I explained to him that he should go to church, but what he really needed to do was repent before the Lord first. I took him through the Law and he expressed that he absolutely knew that he was guilty before God and needed to get right. However, he would not do it. I told him to please think about what we talked about because it was so important. I printed out directions to my church and told him to meet me for Sunday School at 9:30am. I'll be honest. I didn't think he would show up....I'll create another post to let you know what happened.