Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Bigfoot of the Bible (aka 'The Sinner's Prayer')

"There will be plenty of people in hell who said the sinner's prayer."

That's what I told the host of a nationally broadcasted Christian radio program when he tried to force a reluctant caller to "just say this prayer" to be saved. To the host's chagrin I intervened (and for some reason haven't been invited back since!)

A lot of bad theology is hidden behind the phrase, "Just say this prayer and you'll be saved." Think about these Scriptural realities:

-Jesus never led anyone through a sinner's prayer.

-The disciples didn't either.

-Nor did the Apostle Paul. Read more

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