Peters opens his book by laying out that all too common situation in the average church. Parents and pastors leading a young child in a prayer of salvation, and then swiftly moving him through the waters of baptism. A child in the majority of those situations rarely understands the Gospel message, let alone the decision he is making. As Peters explains, his decision regrettably leads him into a lifetime of affirming a false conversion. His departure from the faith is really a result of a general ignorance of the Gospel message, and his parents prompting him in a quickly rehearsed prayer.