A Look At "How" A Sinner Receives Jesus

Many denominational preachers tell sinners seeking salvation, that in order for them to be saved, they have to “just receive Jesus into your heart.” But they fail to tell people “how” to receive Jesus. The sinner needs to be told the specifics of “how” a person must comply with the clear teaching of Scripture in order to be saved.

If denominational preachers do attempt to tell folks “how” to receive Jesus, they usually make some vague reference to prayer and instruct the sinner to say something like, “Jesus, I now receive you into my heart,” or they tell him to “pray the sinner’s prayer” and proceed to give him a man-made model prayer to pray.

Such a prayer for the alien sinner cannot be found in the pages of God’s Word. In fact, God never authorized the alien sinner to pray for his salvation. In fact, he does not have such a privilege, because prayer is the privilege of “sons” (Romans 8:14-17). Prayer has never been the way to receive Jesus!

The instruction to “receive Jesus” is indeed a biblical one, for the inspired writer, John said, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:11-12). But this instruction alone is not sufficient to those seeking salvation.

The Bible also tells “how” to receive Jesus. It need not remain some kind of a mystery.

The key to the “how” in receiving Jesus can be found here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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