David Platt - Accepting Jesus into your Heart is Unbiblical



  • 2014-08-08T00:09:24

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:12-13

  • 2013-08-09T16:28:01

It seems to me there is a lot of confusion on what it means to, “Call upon the name of the Lord.” It is critical to our understanding because all who, “Call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” So what does it mean? Does it mean to believe? Does it mean to Pray? Well it is best to let the Bible answer such an important question. So are there any examples of people in the New Testament calling upon the name of the Lord that we can look to that helps us to know what they did when they called upon the name of the Lord? Happily there are several examples we can examine. You can find a couple in Acts 2, 9, and 22. I suggest you read those chapters. What you will notice is calling on the name of the Lord was did not just believing in the Lord although it involved and it was not praying even though Paul prayed for 3 days. Let me explain. When Peter preached the first gospel sermon he quoted from Joel 2:32, “And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:” Those who heard the sermon were convinced and believed but were confused what they should do to call upon the Lord. So they asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Now what did Peter tell them? Did he say believe? No, because they already believed. Did he tell them call out to the Lord in prayer? No! What did he tell them? ” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” That is what he told them they needed to do to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved. Now look at the example of Paul and there should be some consistency between these two examples if the interpretation I have just suggested is correct. You will recall after Jesus appeared to Paul he also asked a similar question as by those in acts 2, “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do,” Acts 9:6. So Paul did what he was told to do and while he waited to be told what to do he prayed and fasted for three days. Now when Ananias arrived what did he tell Paul he must do? Paul later related what he was told to do in Acts 22:16, “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” Did Ananias tell him to believe, no because he already believed. Did he tell him to pray, that would not even make sense because he had already prayed for three days. Did he tell him to repent; no because it was obvious that he had already repented because it is indicated by Paul’s praying and fasting for three days. What did he tell him to do to call upon the name of the Lord? “Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” In both of these examples the people are told to do the same thing, believe, repent and be baptized. Examine every example where someone is saved, “calls upon the name of the Lord,” and what you will find is every one of them include, believe in the Lord, confessing that belief , repentance and baptism. Believing is first otherwise there is no need to do anything else if you don’t believe. But if one believes then if they are going to call upon the Lord to be saved they will submit to do what they are told to do. What do you think Peter would have said after he told the Pentecost crowd to repent and be baptized if they had said, “no we are not going to do that we are going to pray instead.” What do you think Ananias would have said if after he told Paul to arise and be baptized and wash away your sins calling upon the Lord, if Paul had said, “I have been already been calling upon the Lord for three days why are not my sins washed away? Perhaps it would be something like, “Paul, to call upon the name of the Lord is to submit to him and He wants you to be baptized so He can wash away your sins.”.

  • 2013-08-08T17:01:12

Did you forget about baptism?

  • 2013-08-08T14:48:03

In response to Kubota ! Hear- Romans 10:17, Believe- Hebrews 11:6, James 2:24, Repent - Acts 17:30, Confess- Romans 10:9-10,Acts 8:36-37,BE BAPTIZED- Acts 2:38, 1Peter 3:21, Remain Faithful - Revelation - 2:10.

  • 2013-04-30T01:15:45

Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -John 14:6 There is only ONE way to be saved and that is through Jesus. We ALL are missing the point here; if we preach Jesus and who He is and what He did and what He is going to do, people won't need a specific prayer to be saved. They will be saved the moment they decide to believe on Him for salvation.

  • 2013-04-29T23:44:45

I have never agreed with the tracking of numbers as a sign of success as Pastors!

  • 2013-04-29T23:42:18

I agree Glenn that this is missapplication. If this were true, then the Godhead does not exist by the fact that the term "Holy Trinity" cannot be found in the Bible either! In this case, the missapplication becomes very dangerous! Let's be extremely careful that we as Pastors fully understand the intent, cultural implication and the overall meaning of the passage/story/parable before we disseminate to our viewers. The worst thing is to disseminate different beliefs/theories/missimplications to the ultimate confusion of the viewer.

  • 2013-04-21T15:08:37

At first, this video kind of shocked me, but as he continued to speak, I realized what he was trying to say. He's saying that if we're not careful, we will get so focused on just trying to have people repeat certain words, that we're forgetting to share the entire gospel, whereby having them just say words without knowing fully what they mean. As I read some of your comments, I am concerned that some of us are thinking that he is saying that we are to do more than just confess Christ as our Savior and accept His gift of salvation. One of you quoted some great verses, Eph. 2:8-10, which states that salvation is NOT about us and any of our works, but it is a gift from God. Someone else quoted a portion of Scripture that really sums it all up -- it's Rom. 10:9-10, which says that we first believe with our hearts and then we confess with our mouths. We just need to make sure that, in our zeal to see others come to Christ, that they don't skip over the first step of truly believing in their hearts! :)

  • 2013-03-20T19:23:27

Be blessed and do this! My husband and I are "out there" for six month now... We pray for generations after generations searching, finding and following Jesus and nothing/nobody else!

  • 2013-03-20T19:18:10

Right! Blessings, Dana

  • 2013-03-16T18:31:58

Couldn't have said it better Moses Lam, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit," Matthew 28:19 (esv)

  • 2013-03-16T17:49:22

Oh yeah, of course you can pray to God like this, but all David Platt is saying, is that many teach mainly on JUST saying "the prayer." And of course that is one of the ways to get saved. I agree with you on that, BUT what he means is that it doesn't stop there. God obviously calls us to be truthful, righteous, and to stay in him. He also wants us to share our beliefs with others. I mean, if he IS that awesome to us then why wouldn't we tell others of him?

  • 2013-03-16T17:45:40

Dana Drāghici Yes, it starts with a prayer but all I and this fellow is saying is that it doesn't stop there.

  • 2013-03-16T17:44:31

Okay for anyone confused with as to what he is saying, just remember he was previously talking about sharing your faith christian. This means that he is not saying necessarily that praying for God to come into your life is all bad. He is just saying that that is not biblical, which means it is not the only way. It means that is not where being a christian stops. Yes, we all need to ask God into our heart, but that can be done in many ways. For our generation we see it as a prayer, BUT please understand what David is saying! He saying that true Christians will be full of him and full of his righteousness. 1 John 5-7 says "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." David is saying that by only mainly preaching and teaching about saying this one prayer, we are failing to remind the church and its people to go on mission wherever they are. Those who truly follow God do not give up so easily like those in John 6:64 " '- Yet there are some of you who do not believe.' For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them wold betray him." And this is all David Platt is trying to say.

  • 2013-03-16T02:07:47

Regarding Romans 10:9 this is true that if you believe in your heart and confess with your lips that Jesus Christ is Lord you SHALL be saved, you are not saved immediately by doing it. However, if you continue in His Word than you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32

  • 2013-03-16T02:04:54

Ifi you pray the prayer this is truly the beginning of your walk with God, it is'nt wrong to pray the prayer but it is wrong to tell people that they are saved or born again by praying that prayer. We should not minimize someone's prayer to bring Jesus into their life but this is not all that is required to get to heaven. Just wanted to clarify.

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