Personal and Marriage Testimony

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  • Reply May 25, 2018

    Rick Mooneyham

    That’s great but you’ve got to be drawn by the Holy Spirit First..Amen..John 6:44….

  • Reply May 25, 2018

    Ron Raney

    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.John 6:44 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

    44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

  • Reply May 25, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    A video testimony posted by Timothy K. Wiebe on earlier text by Link Hudson on sinners prayer and churches where the Gospel is not preached. Ron Raney should presume your comment about error refers to Rick Mooneyham or the actual video? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/paul-washer-sinners-prayer-is-sending-people-to-hell/

  • To confess Christ FIRST you need to KNOW the Gospel, why Jesus was sent, what sin is, why humans are under condemnation, the Grace of God and saving faith and, last but not less, repentance: John the Baptist, Jesus, Peter in their sermons always said: repent and believe the gospel. If we are preaching something less than that we are not preaching the gospel. Modern Christians want to see converts the same way they want their food: fast, it doesn’t matter if the quality is bad. If you don’t want to hell just ask Christ into your heart? That’s it? Really? Catholics do that too, I know Catholics that pray the sinners prayer and they continue their lives as always without a change because they don’t understand in their spirits, they are only repeating a prayer (for a Catholic is normal to repeat existing prayers like the Our Father or Hail Mary). There can’t be real converts unless a clear exposition of the gospel be made before.

  • Reply May 25, 2018

    Link Hudson

    I saw a video clip of Oral Roberts giving a sinner’s prayer in the ’50’s. He asked people who believed in his prayers to respond. Then he had them repeat a short prayer that included ‘God have mercy on me a sinner.’ I didn’t hear anything about the cross or the resurrection, etc. in the context of the prayer, but I did not go back and hear the whole sermon either.

    The hypothetical man who prayed that prayer in the temple left justified before God, and that may have been Oral Roberts rationale.

    • The man in the temple knew that he was a sinner and needed God’s mercy, he was a Jew in a Jewish environment knowing the law, the commandments, the prophecies, the calls to repentance in the Old Testament, etc., he knew why he needed God’s forgiveness. A modern day man can’t even understand what is sin or why sin is wrong. A preacher asks people: do you believe in God? They will probably answer “yes”; do you believe in Jesus? The answer could be “yes”; do you want to go to heaven? The answer will be “yes”; and then the preacher says: ok, repeat this prayer after me. They pray together and then the preacher says: excellent, now you are saved and going to heaven. WAIT. was that biblical? No it was not! That’s playing a dangerous game both for the preacher and the new “believer”. Everybody wants to go to heaven the problem is that people don’t want to be with GOD in heaven because they are sinners. They want to live their lives like always and at the same time go to heaven and then we have statements like: “this man prayed a prayer 20 years ago so now he is in heaven” even if that person lived a life of sin. Then come the arminians saying: “well this man was saved but lost his salvation because he lived in sin all his life”. Have you considered a 3rd option?: that man was never saved because he never heard the gospel, he only repeated a prayer. Repeating the sinners prayer has no power by itself, it’s not hocus pocus, a true believer will confess what is in his heart once he believes in the Lord, that’s the confession romans 10:9-10 is talking about.

    • Reply May 25, 2018

      Rick Mooneyham

      That’s fine to read something, but if they have not been drawn by the Holy Spirit and felt remorse in their hearts..I’ve saw to many do that and thinks everything is alright. .If the church world would come back under conviction and get right.2 cor.5:17
      Therefore if any man be in Christ old things are passed away and behold all things are become new..and then in 2 chro.7:14..

    • Reply May 25, 2018

      Varnel Watson

      Still not too sure about Link scenario. How would a men be drawn to a church meeting to start with if Jesus is not working in the heart first? #StrangeIdeas

  • Reply May 25, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Link Hudson I think we need to agree with @Rick Mooneyham that no sinner can come to God except it God draws them If we could find God on our own there would have been no need for Jesus to come Hense the video from Timothy K. Wiebe

  • I agree Troy and also I can’t find in scripture where we ask Jesus into our heart. We must be born again..

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