Churches Where They Don’t Explain How to Get Saved
Have you ever been to a church where it seems like whoever speaks from the pulpit never explains how to get saved?
I’ve posted a bit in the past about some of the churches where they do ‘the sinner’s prayer’ leave out important parts of the Gospel, and tell people they get saved by doing stuff that isn’t really in the Bible like ‘asking Jesus into your heart’. You can believe that Jesus died on the cross without getting saved. Plenty of atheists and Buddhists can easily believe that Jesus died on a cross without it affecting their belief system. Unbelieving Jews like Caiaphas and many in the Sanhedrin believed that Jesus died on the cross. If the thief who said to Jesus ‘remember me’ was conscious and aware enough to see Jesus dead on the cross, then He believed that Jesus died on the cross, but so was the one who spoke ill of the Lord on the cross. Jesus gave up the ghost before their legs were broken.
Believing that God raised Jesus from the dead doesn’t fit into the belief system of atheists, Buddhist, or unbelieving Talmudic Pharisees.
But there are plenty of churches that don’t do the sinner’s prayer thing. They have altar calls and expect people to pray through. Has anyone ever been to a church where it was just assumed that people would know what ‘get saved’ means? Where they don’t explain about putting your trust in Christ, believing that Christ died for our sins, and believing that God raised Jesus from the dead?
I think there may be some churches where if you asked an unchurched individual who visited for a month or two how one can be right with God, that he might say that you don’t drink or smoke or bad-mouth the preacher when you go home.
I don’t think church meetings have to be evangelistic campaigns, since they are for the edification of believers. But I notice that Paul wrote a lot reminding believers how salvation works in epistles like Galatians, Romans, and even I Corinthians.
John Kissinger [11/11/2015 6:03 AM]
Charles Page [11/11/2015 12:06 PM]
Does a monergistic gospel Church present a plan of salvation as an imperative to be obeyed or as a declaration of how the born again got born again? It is a declaration and not an offer to be made and complied.
John Kissinger [11/11/2015 1:53 PM]
Does a synergistic gospel Church present a plan of salvation? http://breusswane.blogspot.com/2011/09/deyoungs-reformed-survey-on.html