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09/24/2012

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The big problem I'm having with this article and the article that followed up with it was that Tony never answers the question that must follow "how then is a person saved?" For example, Tony says in the follow up that he asks a person if there is any reason that a person cannot turn from their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior right now. If you believe in total depravity, a person does not have the ability to turn from their sins. Repentance is a change of heart and mind. A person begins -with the help and conviction of the Holy Spirit - to see thier sins differently then they did before. The sinner's prayer so called is simply a person praying to God because they have realized they are a sinner in need of a savior and that they believe in Christ, in His finished work on the cross and his resurrection from the dead.

Surely, if someone thinks they were saved by a prayer, then they have definitely missed the point but maybe that is because we put our focus on the prayer rather than the object of the prayer. But, I have always been suspicious of heresy hunters and people who spend their time finding "false" Christians who most of the time turn out to be hurting people who have trusted their emotions rather than the truth and need apologetics all the more than most. We then end up confusing them and never really helping them find the true assurance of their salvation that resides in the truth and knowing the truth.

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