By Accepting Jesus As Your Personal Saviour?
Many good people erroneously think they are saved when they “accept Christ as their personal saviour” and say the "sinner’s prayer". But where do you find these instructions in the Bible? They are not there. This is something man has dreamed up. Then two or three weeks later they are baptized, but they are not baptized for the purpose of the forgiveness of their sins and to be saved because they thought their sins were forgiven and they were saved earlier. In this case their sins were not forgiven and they were not saved because their baptism was not for this purpose. They still have every sin they have ever committed and are still lost. Many good people in this situation are still lost because they have believed a lie. As we read in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth.”
Today many people espouse the false doctrine, that in order to be saved, one must “accept Jesus as your personal Saviour” and say “the sinners prayer”. This teaching contradicts the Bible’s clear instruction as to what an alien sinner must do to obtain forgiveness and salvation. Nowhere in the New Testament is the alien sinner ever authorized to ask Jesus to come into his heart and to pray for forgiveness in order to be saved. I have yet to find anyone who can provide even one Biblical reference to substantiate this false claim. Many good honest people have been deluded by this false doctrine. Today just as it was in the apostle Paul’s day, “there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:7).
Satan wants people to “accept Jesus as their personal Saviour”, but he does not want them to be baptized (immersed, Romans 6:4) for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 2:38) so they can be saved (Mark 16:16). Satan knows that people are still lost until they are baptized for the forgiveness of their sins so they can be saved. Satan uses “accepting Jesus as your personal Saviour” to give people a false hope of salvation. Many people after they “accept Jesus as their personal Saviour” are usually baptized a week or two later to join that particular denomination, but not for the forgiveness of their sins so they can be saved because they think they are already saved. Since their baptism was not for the forgiveness of their sins in order to be saved, they still have every sin they have ever committed and are still lost. They have not done what God says, the way God says and for the reason God says for one to be saved. Satan has just won another soul to be with him in the eternal torments of Hell.