A Profound Question

A few days ago, a young person asked me a simply profound question:

“If my Sunday school teacher knew a prayer does not save a person from their sins, why did she lead me to pray a prayer for salvation?”

What a great question? How do you answer that?

Isn’t it interesting how we all say:

It is repentant faith in the person and work of Jesus as the Christ that saves one from the wrath of God and adopts them into the family of God, as a justified believer, and then we go forward with leading the boy or girl in some recitation of:

Dear Jesus,

How confusing?

It really needs to stop.

Ambassadors of God must challenge men and women, boys and girls to BELIEVE. Nothing more—salvation is a work of the Lord that is appropriated by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ as the eternal prophet, priest and King--the Son of God.

The central teaching of the entire NT is “belief” in the person and work of Jesus Christ saves men and women. 1 John 5.1.

If the heart that has been regenerated wishes to pray, let it pray and pray and pray but not under the leadership of a canned prayer that seems more like a recitation than the confession of a new believer.

1 comment:

  1. What do you think about a tract that says, "If you would like to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and you are ready to trust Him with all of your heart, pray the following prayer....?" What does Romans 10:13 mean to you?
    How would you lead someone to the Lord?