The Bible Warns Us To Not Be Deceived
Deception is all over the place. One of the biggest deceptions we see in the church today has to do with salvation – how we get saved. I’m especially thinking about the “sinner’s prayer”.
In the early church, no one used what is now known as the “sinner’s prayer” when it came to salvation.
(Romans 10:9 – If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.) The whole “ask Jesus into your heart” or “pray this prayer after me” (known as the “sinner’s prayer”) is less than a hundred years old. (This started with D. L. Moody around 1800 and was also popular with Billy Graham and Campus Crusade for Christ.) They didn’t do this even a few hundred years ago and they certainly didn’t do it in the Bible.
Instead, we see in the Bible that people repented, turned away from their sins, got baptized with full immersion and received the Holy Spirit. The whole “call on Jesus and you shall be saved” did not mean a “sinner’s prayer”. “Call on Jesus” was something that happened in baptism. In Acts 2:21 we read, “And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Were they led then in a prayer? NO! “And Peter said unto them, ‘Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:38). This was how they called on Jesus.
We encourage you to study for yourself! Take the Word of God and be like the Bereans who studied the Scriptures daily! Go into the Word and look to see if what I’m saying in this video is true or false. Don’t just follow what everyone else is following.
Study for yourself! Take the Word of God! Don’t be deceived! See how they were preaching the Gospel in the early church and preach the same Gospel!
When you take the time and look at Romans 10, start by seeing it in context. What is the context of Romans 10? You see that Paul wrote to the Jews who were living in Rome. You see that he is quoting Deuteronomy chapter 30. You also see that the context is not ONE TIME “believe” or ONE TIME “confess” Jesus as LORD, but CONTINUE believing and CONTINUE confessing Jesus as LORD!
You also can see how chapters and verses have destroyed the way we read the Bible. Chapters were added around A.D. 1227. (The first Bible with chapters was The Wycliffe English Bible of 1382.) Verses were added by a Jewish rabbi named Nathan in A.D. 1448, and Stephanus in 1555. The fact is that the Bible was written as letters WITHOUT chapters and verses and should be read that way.
So, we encourage you to see this video. See it. Check it with your own Bible. And share it with other people. Let’s see this big deception behind the “sinner’s prayer” fall to the ground!
See the videos here:
How to meet God – Gospel with cards
The Last Reformation: The Life (2018) – FULL MOVIE
What about the robber on the cross? He did not get baptized? 🤔