Bible Question (short):
Are we presenting the gospel scripturaly
Seven Reasons NOT To Ask Jesus Into Your Heart!
by Pastor-teacher Dennis Rokser
Have you ever heard someone say, "In order to be saved from hell and go to heaven, you need to ask Jesus into your heart"? Does this sound familiar? Have you ever read this on the back of tracts? Have you heard pastors or evangelists teach this?
Though perhaps sincerely spoken and well-intended, is it biblically accurate to ask Jesus into your heart? Are those who have simply trusted Jesus Christ and His finished work alone not yet saved because they have not asked Jesus into their heart? On the other hand, do those who have asked Jesus into their heart truly possess eternal life because they have done this? Or is all this simply a matter of semantics?
#1 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT IS NEVER FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
#2 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT IS NOT HOW ONE IS SAVED.
#3 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT REQUIRES NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE GOSPEL OF GRACE TO DO IT.
#4 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT CONFUSES THE MEANS OF SALVATION WITH THE RESULTS OF SALVATION.
#5 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT EITHER RESULTS IN NO ASSURANCE OF SALVATION OR BRINGS A FALSE ASSURANCE TO PEOPLE.
#6 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because REVELATION 3:20 DOES NOT TEACH IT.
#7 Donít ask Jesus into your heart because IT DOES NOT CLARIFY THE CONDITION OF SALVATION, IT CONFUSES IT,
ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN.
What say ye?