Monday, November 17, 2008

Paul Washer Quote

In modern day evangelism, this precious doctrine [of regeneration] has been reduced to nothing more than a human decision to raise one’s hand, walk an aisle, or pray a “sinner’s prayer.” As a result, the majority of Americans believe that they’ve been “born again” (i.e., regenerated) even though their thoughts, words, and deeds are a continual contradiction to the nature and will of God.

- Paul Washer

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Craig said...

This is very true and it happens everywhere. I personally like invitations at the end of a service, but if someone is coming forward for salvation someone needs to talk to them and make sure they understand. Often times people think going up in front of the church or saying a prayer is part of salvation.

Joseph A. said...

Washer is not relevant these days. Get with the times, Waynedawg!

Just kiddin'.

Wayne Dawg said...

Whew - you had me there for a second Joe.

steve martin said...

All this "free will" "decision" theology stuff, does lead many astray.

It is God who makes the decision for us. It is God's will to save sinners that is important. It is God's performance that means something. Our performance is (as the bible says) "filthy rags".

Instead of inviting people down the aisle...preachers ought concentrate on preaching God's law (to convict and condemn) and then the gospel (to forgive and bring new life).

The Word will do it's job just fine without any help from our will, our decision, or sincerity...thank you very much.

Awww...that's just old fashioned Lutheran theology extracted from holy boring....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz