Repentance and faith are heart postures you take toward the finished work of Christ. You might express the beginning of that posture in a prayer. But don’t make the mistake of equating that prayer with the posture.
The sinner’s prayer is not a magic incantation or a recipe you follow to get a salvation cake.
The real stuff – the stuff that matters – is the posture of repentance and faith behind the words you speak. The prayer is good only insofar as it verbalizes the posture.
Questions for Reflection
- What do you think of the sinners prayer?
J.D. Greear, Stop asking Jesus into your heart, 7.