● SALVATION PRAYER ●
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 COR 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
It is tremendously important to understand that "We Are Not Saved By A Prayer In Itself"...
But a Prayer mixed with true repentance & faith in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Honest & sincere repentance means the laying down of all sin & to go forward in the strength of Christ Jesus to overcome temptation & repeating the cycle of past sin.
Every day maintaining an intimate relationship with Jesus through the perseverance of faith.
We set ourselves apart from unholiness & from the worlds acceptance of habitual sinful behaviour.
The mere repeating of a Prayer when faced with a choice between Heaven & Hell without a true contrite heart or the understanding of our complete & utter failure to ever attain Salvation apart from Christ, results in a false convertion.
This gives a false assurance of Salvation to an individual that has zero concept of sin & repentance, the value of the cross, & what it means to walk out ones Salvation with fear & trembling before a Holy God. They say a Prayer & return to a life of sin believing they are saved but bare no fruit worthy of repentance.
Thus in itself the Salvation Prayer excluding true repentance & faith can be compared to cake mix without the yeast. It falls flat & produces negative results.
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.