“The Sinner’s Prayer”

Here is one example:

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

Most often (in my experience) the invitation to pray this prayer is in response to a sermon in which the Gospel is presented.

Honesty, the points of salvation are in there.

  • Admission of sin
  • repentance
  • forgive me
  • I believe that Jesus died for my sins
  • please become Lord of my life.

If a person believes this and prays this...I believe they are saved.

And I believe they are babes.  It is the fault of the church who does not feed them milk after they are born and leaves them to founder that is the shame of the church, not that babes are led in this prayer.

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