You would think that after being saved for the last 6 years, I wouldn’t question anything having to do with my salvation.
That was the case…until last week. Now I’m starting to reconsider what it means to be saved and what salvation truly is according to the Bible.
My wife pointed me to a very interesting video the other day and I finally had a chance to view.
It’s by someone named Robert Breaker. He brought up an interesting premise concerning the Sinner’s Prayer.
If you’re not familiar with it, the Sinner’s Prayer is a prayer that you say in order to become saved. It goes something like this:
‘Dear Lord, I know that I am a sinner and that I need to repent. I ask You to forgive me of my sins and that You come into my life and into my heart. I ask Jesus to be my Lord and Savior.’
Now, this prayer can vary from person to person but this is the general idea of what someone would say if they want to be saved.
In the video, Brother Robert brings up a very good point: this prayer is no where in the Bible.
His belief (and it’s starting to become mine) is that those who have promoted the use of this prayer have taken a number of verses from Romans 3 and Romans 10 and put them together to create this ‘prayer of salvation.’ But Romans 3:25 states the following:
“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.”
This states that all we need is faith in the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and for everlasting life.
When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
Back in Jesus’ time (and much before), once a year the priests would sacrifice a lamb or a bull and wipe the blood on the altar. This process was meant to forgive them of their sins of the past year.
This is exactly what Jesus did when He died on the cross. His blood was shed for our sins. There is no indication that the Apostles said a ‘sinner’s prayer;’ there’s nothing in the Bible that states that Paul said it either. Even the thief on the cross simply said ‘Remember me when You come into your Kingdom.’
That’s really it. You don’t need any kind of special prayer or ritual; no procedure needs to be followed or anything of the kind. You simply need to believe and have faith in the blood of Jesus and you can be sure of your salvation.
I’m in no way saying that praying the prayer is bad. You just have to make sure that you have faith in the blood as well. Without that, you are still a lost soul.
I hope this helps. I felt an urging to get this message out to everyone because I was guilty of endorsing the ‘sinner’s prayer’ but not endorsing faith in the blood of Jesus.
I hope this message blesses you. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to leave a comment.