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Truth About The "Sinners Prayer" vs True Repentance

Original Article: Ten Reasons To Not Ask Jesus Into Your Heart

by Todd Friel

The music weeps, the preacher pleads, “Give your heart to Jesus. You have a God shaped hole in your heart and only Jesus can fill it.” Dozens, hundreds or thousands of people who want to get their spiritual life on track make their way to the altar. They ask Jesus into their heart.

 

Cut to three months later. Nobody has seen our new convert in church. The follow up committee calls him and encourages him to attend a Bible study, but to no avail. We label him a backslider and get ready for the next outreach event.

 

Our beloved child lies in her snuggly warm bed and says, “Yes, Daddy. I want to ask Jesus into my heart.” You lead her in “the prayer” and hope that it sticks. You spend the next ten years questioning if she really, really meant it. Puberty hits and the answer reveals itself. She backslides. We spend the next ten years praying that she will come to her senses.

 

Telling someone to ask Jesus into their hearts has a very typical result, backsliding. the Bible says that a person who is soundly saved puts his hand to the plow and does not look back because he is fit for service. In other words, a true convert cannot backslide. If a person backslides, he never slid forward in the first place. “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation.” (II Cor.5) No backsliding there.

 

Brace yourself for this one: with very few if any exceptions, anyone who asked Jesus into their hearts to be saved…is not. If you asked Jesus into your heart because you were told that is what you have to do to become a Christian, you were mis-informed.

 

 

If you have ever told someone to ask Jesus into their heart (like I have), you produced a false convert. Here is why.

 

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Guatemala: Teaching Theology 101

The Hope Movement does not just want to meet the physical needs of children and families but also plant seeds of the Gospel in their hearts and make disciples of Christ. Often programs for children whether it be a feeding center, school, orphanage, children's church or Sunday school we water down the Gospel to be at their "level" in fact we do this for adults as well. Most professing Christians don't even know the basics of theology such as Who God really is, the depravity of man, repentance, justification, adoption, election, sanctification and much more. These are essential in order to be a Christian. 

 

Preaching The Gospel In Baltimore: February 4, 2017

On February 4th people from various churches united as The Hope Movement​ to continue the work in transforming an abandoned lot on North Ave. into a Haven of Hope Community Garden, but part of that work of love is to not only plant seeds in soil but in hearts. With that in mind we set up a tent with a sign saying "Need Prayer" and the people came and asked for prayer, we preached the Gospel worshiped God and provided nearly over 80 meals and coffee to those in need.

Facebook Live: February 4, 2017

On February 4th people from various churches united as The Hope Movement​ to continue the work in transforming an abandoned lot on North Ave. into a Haven of Hope Community Garden, but part of that work of love is to not only plant seeds in soil but in hearts. With that in mind we set up a tent with a sign saying "Need Prayer" and the people came and asked for prayer, we preached the Gospel worshiped God and provided nearly over 80 meals and coffee to those in need.

Video: Morning Devotion - Truth about God's Grace

Morning Devotion by Jonathan Roiz speaking from the heart about the Truth about God's Grace.

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Hope Movement In Action - December 2016

Check out The Hope Movement in action in December 2016

 

 

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Video: Facebook Live-A-Thon - December 29, 2016

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Join the first of its kind Facebook Live-A-Thon at www.facebook.com/hopemovement. We will be broadcasting live through Facebook sharing the vision that God has given us, the work that has been accomplished and our goal for 2017. This is a great opportunity to learn more about The Hope Movement and to join The Hope Movement by giving to one of our awesome projects in Guatemala, Kenya, Baltimore and other places around the world.

 

In these days and times we all need hope, we are called to be the hands of God going into all of the world preaching the Gospel and helping those in need. Join us for this special event online to answer God's call to action.

Merry Christmas from The Hope Movement

Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

 

We are grateful for all that God has giving us. Through His son Jesus we have the greatest gift of all, salvation. How amazing is His grace, that although we don't deserve it He died for our sins so that we can be justified, made righteous and adopted into His family. Let us never forget His great love and make every effort to be more like Christ in all that we say and do.

 

Thank you for being part of The Hope Movement. We pray that together 2017 will bring revival to the church and awaking throughout the nations.

 

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