Text: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
Tweet: One of the greatest heresies infiltrating the contemporary church is that of â€œdecisional regenerationâ€; that is, the false teaching that salvation is a mere human decision. The miracle of salvation has been reduced today to the mere nodding of oneâ€™s head to the propositional truths of a gospel presentation and the simple repeating of the â€œsinnerâ€™s prayerâ€ after some well-meaning evangelical. All who are willing to nod their head and repeat the prayer are assured by us, not by God, that they are a shoo-in for heaven and should never doubt their salvation.
Thanks to the heresy of decisional regeneration, contemporary Christians appear more concerned with persuading the sinner to pray the â€œsinnerâ€™s prayerâ€ than with praying for the sinnerâ€™s salvation. We are more concerned with making better sales-pitches to the sinner than with making better supplication to God on the sinnerâ€™s behalf. Perhaps, this goes a long way in explaining the impotence of modern-day evangelism and the sparsity of our spiritual harvest.