Alter Calls and the Sinner's Prayer

Alter Calls are examples of free will preachers seeking decisions for Christ by getting people to move to the front near the podium. They were often times accompanied by a canned sinner's prayer which was thought to instill faith in Jesus Christ.

The definition of decision is a conclusion reached after consideration. But a person is saved when not looking for salvation, and the heart is cut (Acts 2:37), and the person calls upon the Lord. This does not happen after deliberation and consideration. It happens as soon as the heart is cut by the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

Of course, the Apostle Peter never used alter calls or the sinner's prayer in Acts Chapter Two. He knew the gospel that he preached, not free will decisions, was the power of God. Alter calls and sinners prayer are not found in scripture.

The many popular preachers who used either one or both of the two methods included Billy Graham, Billy Sunday, Benny Hinn, David Wilkerson and DL Moody. They preached a false gospel, and were condemned eternally.

There is no salvation in these free will exercises.

See Also:

Summary of Crucial Christian Doctine

Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

My Fellowship Is With the 1646 First Baptists

Equality of Father, Son and Spirit

The Law of Moses Is a Curse

Law of Christ Replaces the Law of Moses

New Covenant Theology

Luther and Menno, Failure of Protestantism

My Christian View of Israel's Purpose

Charles Spurgeon Prince of Law Preaching

What Is Unbelief?

Covenant Theology

Dispensationalism/Messianic Zionism

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