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Should You Invite Jesus Into Your Heart?

In a thought-provoking article at Christian Communicators Worldwide, Jim Elliff examines the standard interpretation and application of John 1:12 as it’s often used in evangelism, and calls for a more biblical approach focused on belief and it’s evidences, rather than “asking Jesus into your heart”.  Referring to most evangelistic tracts, he says:

” . . . the booklets give you verse after verse about belief, and then, at the end of the presentation, make a bee-line to John 1:12 and Revelation 3:20, wrongly interpreted. They finalize the deal with a formulaic prayer. Don’t follow that pattern any longer. It is enough to instruct people to believe in Christ, with a sound repenting faith.”

Click here to read the entire article.

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