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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    Inviting Jesus into your heart is not Christian. It is Roman Catholicism.
    Jesus invites himself in to search through your heart...


    Revelation 2:23 ...all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.


    ...and your kidneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuu View Post
    Jesus invites himself in to search through your heart...


    Revelation 2:23 ...all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.


    ...and your kidneys.

    Stuart
    You are right Jesus will come and dwell in our hearts if we repent and put our trust in Him.

    But Robert is also right because we do not invite Him in to our hearts. We have to do what Jesus commands us to, then He of His own will dwells in our hearts. So there is no "invite" on our part because we can do nothing for our own salvation Jesus does it all..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wretchedman View Post
    You are right Jesus will come and dwell in our hearts if we repent and put our trust in Him.

    But Robert is also right because we do not invite Him in to our hearts. We have to do what Jesus commands us to, then He of His own will dwells in our hearts. So there is no "invite" on our part because we can do nothing for our own salvation Jesus does it all..
    Yes if we ask Him into our heart we will be saved. The prayer does this:


    Ro 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    .......For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."


    Not everyone will be saved:

    Joh 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    Inviting Jesus into your heart is not Christian. It is Roman Catholicism.
    Oh my! TOL never ceases to amaze me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila B View Post
    Oh my! TOL never ceases to amaze me.
    Comical eh?...that a protestant 'custom' and 'improvization' would be attributed to the Mother Church. -the audacity!

    In general there is nothing inherently wrong or evil with asking sweet Jesus into your heart! By all means any sincere gesture and surrender to 'God' is acceptable to him, with a pure motive and right intent. God looks at the heart, the disposition of spirit. Whether He comes in of his own accord or you have anything to do with it, your 'co-operation' is always a part of the process



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    Quote Originally Posted by freelight View Post
    Comical eh?...that a protestant 'custom' and 'improvization' would be attributed to the Mother Church. -the audacity!
    ain't it grand?

    In general there is nothing inherently wrong or evil with asking sweet Jesus into your heart! By all means any sincere gesture and surrender to 'God' is acceptable to him, with a pure motive and right intent. God looks at the heart, the disposition of spirit. Whether He comes in of his own accord or you have anything to do with it, your 'co-operation' is always a part of the process



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    right

    but it was a good laugh anyway!

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    Lightbulb seeing and entering the kingdom NOW

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    I find the thread-title a bit funny as well, as when one 'dies' they find themselves in that locality that their very soul-condition determines at that moment in time, so that in the 'transition' there is no getting anywhere but where you already are - now from that point in time onwards...you can get a handle on where you're at, and from there make 'psychic adjustments' about what you can do to change or re-orient your situation, direction, destiny, etc.




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    Quote Originally Posted by freelight View Post
    Comical eh?...that a protestant 'custom' and 'improvization' would be attributed to the Mother Church. -the audacity!

    In general there is nothing inherently wrong or evil with asking sweet Jesus into your heart! By all means any sincere gesture and surrender to 'God' is acceptable to him, with a pure motive and right intent. God looks at the heart, the disposition of spirit. Whether He comes in of his own accord or you have anything to do with it, your 'co-operation' is always a part of the process



    pj
    Yep No forced entry
    Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda View Post
    Yep No forced entry
    Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
    Pretty clear eh. Its in the "hearing", and then the response-ability to call on 'God' in whose Presence is salvation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    Yes if we ask Him into our heart we will be saved. The prayer does this:


    Ro 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    .......For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."


    Not everyone will be saved:

    Joh 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."

    We don't "ask Him into our heart" the verse you quote says nothing of the sort.. The verse says "confess" He is lord meaning He is already the lord you just have to recognize it. Then believe in your heart meaning you have to trust Him completely.. Confession does not mean prayer and it especially doesn't mean to say some general prayer for everyone.. All you have to do is recognize you are a sinner in need of a savior and repent meaning to "confess" and apologizes for your sins then turn from them and put your trust in Jesus.

    If a prayer breaks out while your being saved then so be it. But I don't see anywhere in the Bible were it says to prayer for salvation. Actually if an unregenerate prays God wont hear it anyway.. John 9:31, Proverbs 28:9, Proverbs 1:27,28....

    You can't pray for salvation you have to repent like Jesus said and put your trust in Him. Then you pray like no bodies business..
    -->Repentance & Faith<--

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    I will agree that you don't have to say that prayer to be saved, but you certainly can and will be saved if you pray that prayer to God from your heart and the prayer is biblical since it does cover everything that the bible requires for salvation.



    Here is the prayer let's compare it with the scriptures:

    "1)Dear LORD JESUS, I believe that YOU died on the Cross and Rose from the dead for my sins. 2)I ask you to come into my heart and forgive me for my sins, take me to heaven when I die. 3) I now receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus holy name, Amen."

    Let's do check the scriptures.


    1) Ro 10:9 Because if you confess the Lord Jesus...

    The prayer does this

    2) and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead,

    The prayer does this if from the heart

    3) you shall be saved.

    The prayer does this

    2) For with the heart one believes unto righteousness

    If you say the prayer from your heart this will happen

    and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

    The prayer does this. You pray with your mouth.

    Ro 10:13 For everyone, "whoever shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved."

    The prayer does this so for you to say that it's not biblical is untrue. Praying for salvation is calling upon the name of the Lord.

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    Please take the time to read this first post and pray that prayer at the bottom of it to God from your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    Please take the time to read this first post and pray that prayer at the bottom of it to God from your heart.
    ...or your kidneys.

    Stuart

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    Lightbulb Spirit in-formation.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuu View Post
    ...or your kidneys.

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    Each organ of the body is analogous to a spiritual meaning/function or significance, after all,....the body is the temple of the Spirit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xfrodobagginsx View Post
    ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT IF YOU DIED TODAY THAT YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN?

    There are some things that you should know:

    1. Realize that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior:

    Ro 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

    Ro 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"

    This all began with the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. God created them perfect, there was no death or sorrow. God told them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They disobeyed God and as a result, sin entered into the world. The pain which this world sees is the result of sin.

    2. Because of our sins, we die both spiritually and physically, but God sent His Son to die so that you can have a chance not to have to go to hell by accepting what He did on the cross for you:

    Ro 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

    Ro 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. for us."

    Every person who has ever lived is a sinner and is not righteous because we do bad things. A sin is a crime against God, just as if you steal something at the store, it is punishable by going to jail. It's the same thing with sin. Even if we lie one time, the punishment is hell, which is a prison for those who commit crimes against God. No matter how well you live your life from then on, you have already committed a sin which will be punished if you are not pardoned. If you commit a crime, and then live as a good citizen you still will go to jail for the crime you committed. Right? Just as the president can pardon a crime so you won't go to jail, Jesus can pardon your sins so that you do not go to hell, and can go to heaven when you die.

    3. If you will confess to Jesus Christ that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior, accept Him as Lord and Savior and believe in your heart that He died on the cross and rose from the dead you will be saved.

    Joh 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”

    Ro 10:9,10 "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.."

    You cannot get to heaven by being a good person, going to church, baptism or any other way other than by turning to Jesus and asking Him to forgive you for your sins and save you. While these are good things to do, some people believe that they will get to heaven if they do these things, but the bible says that there is only one way to heaven and that is through receiving what Jesus Christ did on the cross for you.

    Will you do that today? If you will, you can be 100% sure that you will go to heaven when you die.

    DO YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD FOR YOUR SINS?

    ARE YOU WILLING TO TURN TO JESUS CHRIST FOR SALVATION?

    4. If you are willing to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior please humble yourself before God and pray this prayer to Him from your heart:

    "Dear LORD JESUS, I believe that You died on the Cross and Rose from the dead for my sins. I ask you to come into my heart and forgive me for my sins, save me, take me to be with You when I die. I now receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus holy name, Amen."

    If you prayed that prayer to God, and meant it with all of your heart, you are now a child of God and will go to heaven when you die.

    Now that you are on your way to heaven, you should attend a bible believing church and follow in baptism.
    Yes, I am sure of that.

    I did Romans 10:9-10.

    I confessed with my mouth the lord Jesus and believed in my heart that God raised him from the dead.

    And I have proof of that.

    oatmeal.

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