THE SINNER’S PRAYER

The “Sinner’s Prayer” is not without its critics. Because no such prayer or conversion is found in the Bible, some evangelical scholars have even labeled the sinner’s prayer a “cataract of nonsense” and an “apostasy.”  More than one pulpit minister has raised questions over the authenticity of the conversions of people using the sinner’s prayer based on research by George Barna.[i]

An early proponent of the sinner’s prayer was the well-known American evangelist Dwight L. Moody.[2]

Billy Graham[iii]

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HOW GOD DEALS WITH HIS PEOPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW – Lesson 8 of 8

HOW MANY TIMES DOES THE LORD NEED TO SAY THIS TO MAKE IT TRUE? 

Gal. 3:11—But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Gal. 3:13—Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Gal. 3:19—Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Gal 3:23-25—But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Rom 7:4—Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Gal 5:2-4—Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.  3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.  4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

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JESUS PROPHESIED TO BE THE KING OF THE KINGDOM

Jesus was Prophesied to be the King of the Kingdom 

I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed (Dan. 7:13-14).

What does Matthew 28:18 say?  “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”  After Jehovah gave Jesus (the son) all authority he would send the Holy Spirit by Jesus.

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HOW GOD DEALS WITH HIS PEOPLE IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS – Lesson 7 of 8

WHEN DID THE NEW COVENANT COME INTO EFFECT? 

“In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away” (Heb. 8:13).

CAN TWO COVENANTS (wills) BE IN EFFECT AT ONE TIME (Heb. 9:15-17)?

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FIRST WILL IF I MAKE A SECOND?

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HOW GOD DEALS WITH HIS PEOPLE IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS – Lesson 6 of 8

 

WE KNOW FROM Matthew 28:18 THAT JESUS HAS ALL AUTHORITY AFTER THE CROSS.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

JESUS GAVE LAWS THAT ARE OPPOSITE TO THE OLD TESTAMENT LAWS. Matt. 5:31-39).   HE SEEMED TO BE CONTRADICTING THE MOSAIC LAW.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also Matt. 5:31-39).

Matt. 5:17-18

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

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