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Why ‘Accepting Jesus into Your Heart’ is Superstitious & Unbiblical, and How Believer’s Baptism Can Be Equally So

Before you read further, please watch this video by prominent Baptist pastor David Platt:. As David points out in the clip, the idea of “accepting Jesus” or praying a prayer unto salvation isn’t found in the Bible. While I agree with his sentiment, prudence mandates clarification. First, the obvious – the sinner’s prayer and the […]

More from Francis Chan on Repentance, Baptism, & The Holy Spirit

A few weeks ago in this post I shared a short clip from the DVD teaching aid accompanying Francis Chan’s bestselling book Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. In the clip, Francis articulated his struggle to base his  beliefs strictly on the written word, and not on what others fed him outside of it. His conclusion […]

Francis Chan: Are Your Beliefs Biblical?

Most evangelical churches in the United States teach the way to “get saved” is to recite the sinner’s prayer. If you Google the words “sinners prayer,” the first website that shows up puts it like this: “The Sinners Prayer” Heavenly Father: I come to you in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my Sins. I confess with […]

Ed Stetzer: No Such Thing as “The Gift of Evangelism”

I feel a bit foolish. How many times in my preaching and teaching have I referred to the ‘gift’ of evangelism? A lot. So often was this supposed gift referred to by my mentors, professors, teachers and friends that I never questioned its biblical validity … that is until today. This article by Ed Stetzer led me to […]

My Experience with the Westboro Baptist Church Hate Group

I arrived to my office this morning around 9:30am only to be greeted by loads of policemen, security guards, barricades, and people from the school next door mulling around waiting. The Westboro Baptist Church (a fringe, extremist hate group in no way affiliated with the Christian denomination also known as ‘Baptist’) was scheduled to make a 10am appearance at the Jewish Day School […]

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