Here is a response from John MacArthur regarding the Manhattan Declaration. Before finding this and reading it, I had already come to the same conclusion...although not as exhaustively. All I can say is "amen!"
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I met the Lord Jesus Christ in 1998. Before then, I had made a profession of faith but now know there was no reality to it. I had no sense of personal sin and a need for a savior. I had "prayed the prayer" but there was no transformation.
It was only after the Lord let me bottom out and see myself as a sinner ripe for judgement that I realized that I needed a savior. There was simply no other remedy.
Paul told the Corinthians "Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith."
If you profess to know the Lord, that is the best advice I can give you.