Sinners

  • Posted on March 9, 2018 at 1:39 AM

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Please forward this error screen to sharedip-23229183105. Have you ever heard or recited a prayer that sounds something like this? I want to receive you as my own personal Lord and savior. CAN A PRAYER LIKE THIS SAVE YOU AND ME? Before we propose to answer that question, let’s make an observation. Since the 1950’s, in what appears to be “unity,” Evangelical Christianity has nearly totally embraced a theological concept that has come to be known as the “Sinner’s Prayer.

The purpose for this website is to examine the theology of “The Sinner’s Prayer” by putting it under the light of Scripture to test its validity. Where is the “Sinner’s Prayer” found in Scripture? The “Sinner’s Prayer” is NOT found anywhere in Scripture. Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I give tithes of all that I get.

The context clearly shows Jesus relaying here a lesson on humility, not on a salvation experience. First of all, this parable was told during the time of the Mosaical Covenant. God since both men were Jews, though the Pharisee was in great need of spiritual covenant restoration. Jesus had not yet died and His Will had not gone into effect. Did Jesus authorize the “Sinner’s Prayer” in his discourse with the Thief on the Cross? And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ?

But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom. Jesus and the thief both lived and died under the Mosaical Covenant. The thief, being a Jew, was in “physical covenant” relationship already, though he clearly was in the need for spiritual covenant restoration.

As with the previous example, at this moment, Christianity was unknown, the church had not been established and no one could become a Christian even if they desired to become one. Did Jesus authorize the “Sinner’s Prayer” in Revelation 3? As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus is calling for restoration, not an initial salvation experience, in this passage.

Does Jesus invite us or do we invite Jesus? Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Jesus invites us to come to Him.