Fair enough. I understand you are limited in how much you can post so I can sympathize with that.my goal is not to debate or persuade you, i simply don't get something and then after asking get to hear others view on the issue. most of the time i don't see a reason to respond unless i don't understand something in your post. but if i get your meaning but it doesn't align with mine i am not out to persuade anyone unless you asked me and take interest in my view then i am more than happy to type more one-handed.
i think a number of you have done a great job stating your positions, much better job then i can do communicating. and i appreciate all of the time you guys put into it.
What does that mean exactly? What is the sinners prayer exactly as you understand it?ok, lets get back to the OP. so does everyone here believe that inviting someone to say the sinners prayer is the way to get people saved?
In order to become saved I believe people are required to humble themselves and repent of their sins (Luke 18:9-14) and are required to confess Jesus as their Lord while calling on His name and they are required to believe that He died for their sins and rose again from the dead (Rom 10:9-14). Asking Jesus into your heart is vague and not taught in scripture. If someone is not sorry for their sins and doesn't desire to change their ways and asks Jesus into their heart what good would that do? None. He does come into our hearts but just asking Him to come into our hearts is not enough. And I don't even know what making the sinner's prayer your own even means.this was my initial intent, to understand how to structurally share Christ beyond sharing the contents of the Bible since you don't find, "ask Jesus into your heart" or "make the sinner's prayer your own to be saved" in the Bible. I read the Bible to say that the Holy Spirit is involved in unmasking truth and I always assumed that salvation happened on God's timeline and not our timeline.