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Rethinking the Sinner’s Prayer and Baptism

Sinner’s Prayer

Is the sinner’s prayer biblical? Was it a practice of the early church? Why do we do it? Should we continue with this practice?

I used to think that “The Sinner’s Prayer” was normal. Whenever someone got converted, they were supposed to recite a prayer. It was like making it official. Without a prayer, it wasn’t real, and the hope of their transformation was diminished. But then as I got older, I began asking “why?”. I was asking lots of why questions with everything Christians do. Not in a negative, critical way, but in a because-I-want-to-know-if this-is-man-made-tradition-or-if-it-has-much-biblical-support kind of way.

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