Vacation Biblical School VBS ?
Telling the children to just ask Jesus into their heart can be a eternal detrimental thing to the child or anyone for that matter. If you are involved in a VBS then this should be a required reading/viewing.
A pastor was once approached by his six-year-old son who said he wanted to “ask Jesus into his heart.” The father, suspecting that the child lacked the knowledge of sin, told him that he could do so when he was older, then sent him off to bed.
A short time later, the boy got out of bed and asked his father if he could give his life to the Savior. The father still wasn’t persuaded of the son’s understanding, so, not wanting the child’s salvation to be spurious, he sent him back to his room.
A third time the son returned. This time the father questioned him about whether he had broken any of the Ten Commandments. The young boy didn’t think he had. When asked if he was a liar, the child said he wasn’t. The father thought for a moment, then asked him how many lies he had to tell to be a liar. When it was established that one lie made a person a liar, the child realized he had lied, and broke down in uncontrollable tears. When the father then inquired whether he wanted to “ask Jesus into his heart,” the child cringed and shook his head. He was fearful because now he knew that he had sinned against God.
At this point, he could do more than experimentally “ask Jesus into his heart.” He could find a place of godly sorrow, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ ().
from Ray Comfort story
21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (ESV)