Ask Jesus Into Your Heart?

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  1. doulanic says:

    Great post with alot of excellent truths. I agree wholeheartedly with you — especially about the “ask Jesus into your heart” thing. Maybe for little kids …but not for the mature. What people need is the Gospel of Grace!!

    Question for you : what do you make of the “big” evangelical churches that seem to be thriving with memberships in the thousands and the need for multiple services on the weekend to accomodate? Many of them have definitely watered down the gospel to feel good drivel ….and yet, they are not empty, they are HUGE.. Any thoughts?

  2. Lisa deHaas says:

    I just want to say in response to this post that we are forgetting about reading further on in Romans. Romans 10, Romans 10:9 to be exact. It is what brought about the whole Reformation way back when. To have an accurate understanding of the nature of “Righteousness” Being zealous and guarding the law, we cannot miss the great truth of God: that He sent His son as our Savior. Only through Christ (the complete and true revelation of God’s righteousness) can we become right with God.

  3. Colin says:

    It has been a while since I have read any of your posts Ryan, so I am a bit late with this response.
    You say in your blog that
    “Nowhere does the Bible ever say that if you ask Jesus into your heart you will be saved. It also never says just believe in Jesus and you will be saved. Is salvation the result of simply believing that Jesus is the Son of God and Lord of all and declaring it to be so? Is that what Jesus taught? How does believing that Jesus is the son of God, or lord of all, save you?”
    Sorry but Acts 11:43 says
    “All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
    Also Acts 16:30
    “He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the LORD Jesus and you will be saved-you and your household.”
    So I guess what I am trying to say is it does indeed say that simply believing in Jesus will result in being saved. Christianity is the simplest of all religions yet people try to make rules and regulations to prove their own points. It is as simple as believing that Jesus died for our sins. The trick, I think, would be not just saying it but showing it in every way and day of our lives. This would include griping about our jobs, co-workers, family our even the guy next door. True belief would be shown by not complaining but truly turning the other cheek and helping those who you feel have done you wrong. We also must live with any and all choices that we in our sinfull lives have made, and not complain about them but embrace the hardship as it should only allow us to grow in our simple faith.

  4. One Christian Dad says:

    It is as simple as believing that Jesus died for our sins. that is what you said. That is also what I said. We have to believe that He bore our penalty, through faith. What I said was simply believing in jesus -that he existed or that his king (the demons believe that) or asking him in to your heart will not save you…only faith in his sacrifice will. I also agree that there is no simpler religion than ours. repent and believe…