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What is the Sinner's Prayer?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 11:05 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Wow... answers

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 1:32 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • the "sinners prayer" is a certain prayer that many believe if you recite, it will save you. The Bible does not support this. The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Salvation is gained by faith (Ephesians 2:8), by receiving Jesus as Savior (John 1:12), and by fully trusting Jesus alone (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), not by reciting a prayer. Now, that does not mean prayer cannot be involved in receiving salvation. It should be. If you understand the gospel, believe it to be true, and have accepted Jesus as your salvation, it is good and appropriate to express that faith to God in prayer. But a scripted set of words is not what saves you, only your faith in Christ can!

    Answer by missionarywifey at 5:50 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    These verses do support the idea of praying along with faith, but it is not saying to pray a certain prayer. This can be done privately, whispered, or out loud any time, anywhere between the person and the Lord. It is not the prayer itself that saves, it is by putting your faith in Jesus Christ!

    Answer by missionarywifey at 5:52 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • All prayers are sinner's prayers, realistically. If you are talking about becoming a Christian, there's much more to it than just saying a prayer. You have to enter into a relationship with Jesus. That includes praying, reading the bible, and I would also suggest finding a church home so that you can have fellowship with others who can lift you up and encourage you in your walk.

    Answer by SAHMomOf3 at 9:57 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I'm with SAHMomOf3 all prayers are sinners prayers ;)

    Answer by TessaHoney at 10:54 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • noi dea google it

    Answer by san78 at 5:01 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

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