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    Christian Theology - Thread: The Sinners Prayer

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      The Sinners Prayer

      To be honest, I don’t like it one bit, and not only for the reason of the countless versions of it that people make that is their own.
      ~May my prayer be set before you like incense;
      May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.~ Psalms 141:2


      By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. -Apolytikion of Saint Anthony the Great

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      Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
      To be honest, I don’t like it one bit, and not only for the reason of the countless versions of it that people make that is their own.
      You probably don't like it because people will say they're saved because they said the prayer instead of giving any reference to Christ the Savior.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
      To be honest, I don’t like it one bit, and not only for the reason of the countless versions of it that people make that is their own.
      Please share your reasons...

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      Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
      To be honest, I don’t like it one bit, and not only for the reason of the countless versions of it that people make that is their own.
      If it is done while at the same time there being repentance and acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior then I don't have a problem with it. People treat it though like it is some sort of secret mantra

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      You probably don't like it because people will say they're saved because they said the prayer instead of giving any reference to Christ the Savior.
      That, and they put so much emphasis on having to say a prayer in public so everyone sees and hears you. It’s also like how they say Baptism is nothing more than a profession, it seems like a show of look what I did.
      ~May my prayer be set before you like incense;
      May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.~ Psalms 141:2


      By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. -Apolytikion of Saint Anthony the Great

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      Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
      That, and they put so much emphasis on having to say a prayer in public so everyone sees and hears you. It’s also like how they say Baptism is nothing more than a profession, it seems like a show of look what I did.
      Well, that is another thing because they also believe the verse to be prescriptive (if you confess your sins He will forgive you) as if the confession gives cause for the forgiveness when it's actually Jesus' death that brings the forgiveness. The confession is a showing that you already have faith. Just like any prayer to the one true God shows that faith exists, it doesn't bring about faith.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      I believe that Romans 10:9-10 is why it is done.
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Why don’t we simply use the form of the “sinner’s prayer” that was used by the Apostolic Church?

      Or would that be too radical?

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      (Was it Paul or Peter or James or John or Jude or the writer to the Hebrews (if not Paul) who revealed it?

      Oops?).


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      Seeking to understand with precision, God's holy and coherent revelation to us.

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