Suppose a person is cheating his employer, or stealing from his boss or company. Suppose a young person is obviously watching pornography and has no intention of stopping. Suppose a person only attends church on Christmas or Easter. Suppose a young couple are living together without marriage and refuse to get married. Suppose a person is committing adultery. If these people suddenly make a request to make a profession of faith, what should the response be?
Does it make a difference if they are baptized members and have grown up in the church, compared to those who have not grown up in the church?