Gospel Invitations

We use them all the time.

“Come to Jesus today. It might be your last chance.”

“You just need to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.”

“Open / give your heart to Jesus.”

“Ask Jesus into your heart.”

“If you pray this prayer, you will be saved.”

Has anyone ever found anything resembling one of the above (or others) in the New Testament? All I can find are commands or statements about repenting and believing.

If ‘gospel invitations’ we use have no scriptural basis, why do we use them?

I really want to know.


Categories: Christianity

5 replies

  1. These are works salvation, a.k.a. the falsehood of Lordship Salvation. You cannot do any of these and expect to be saved. You need to BELIEVE the GOSPEL, that being, the death, burial and resurrection of Christ in 1 Corinthians 15:3 and 4. Works are the FRUIT of saving faith; NOT THE ROOT. We do good works for Jesus AFTER we are saved. This Lordship Salvation is the very reason why most churches are lukewarm and the Christians are asleep. It is of the Devil! God i pray You open eyes to Your truths, and save those in Your way, which is the Truth, in Jesus Name.


  2. Good post Dan.
    I’ve seen those methods among those in non-Lordship salvation circles. I know those who subscribe to Lordship salvation that reject the above.


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