- “Ask Jesus into your heart”
- “Make Him your Lord and Savior”
- Make a “decision” to become a Christian
- “Just say this simple prayer that will change your life”
- “Just believe in God”
- “Just ask for forgiveness”
- “Accept” Jesus — This one is particularly bad
I hear these phrases over and over in the modern church, but the problem is that they are NOT in Scripture. These are man-centered catch phrases that end up creating false Christians. I know first hand… I was one for 22 years. The modern message says that it is easy to become a Christian and gives people a false sense of salvation based upon a act or some magical phrase. This gives them a wrong motive for their salvation and motive is the difference between Heaven… and Hell. We need to clean up our language!!
If you participated in one of the activities above I am NOT saying you are not a Christian, but I do believe you need find out what the Bible says about the subject. Check my next post for the Biblical method of salvation.