Monday, June 28, 2010
#166 The Sinner's Prayer
The sinner's prayer is an assortment of confessions that Christian culture deems necessary for salvation. Not to be confused with the Lord's Prayer, the Sinner's Prayer is not found in the Bible.
The sinner's prayer is Christian culture's litmus test for salvation. "Have you prayed the Sinner's Prayer?" is the ultimate question for those unsure of their eternal repository. If death is imminent, this is the type of prayer an evangelical would guide you through. In this sense it is like the Catholics' last rites, but an evangelical wouldn't cop to this. We've already discussed how they feel about Catholics (see here).