Monday, May 19, 2008

The Sinner's Prayer

The eccentric Dr. Robert Morey talks about decisional regeneration, the sinner's prayer, and manipulation in child evangelism.


bandobras said...

who is this guy? do you have some information about him? he seems kind of strange...I've googled a bit and there are some pretty bad statements about much is true?

Philip@ReformedVoices said...

Dr. Morey is a reformed Christian apologist who has done extensive research on cults. I am very new to him and do not know too much about him. Yes, his mannerisms are bit strange and not always graceful in his approach. With that said, I may not endorse everything he does or has done. As with anyone, please use discernment and test all things.

Larry Kirk said...

Dr. Morey certainly points out a problem with mechanical invitations and manipulation in evangelism. But the issue is more heart-deep than this little blubs suggests. We can give people a "sinner's prayer" to pray like we do a wedding vow or a baptismal confession or for that matter the confession of the Apostles' Creed, and at the same time clearly explain what it is and is not. A way of expressing a sincere inward act of faith and repentance.

It's interesting that he goes on to say midweek church attendance is the true test of devotion to Jesus. That's just as mechanical a thing as what he critiques. I don't mind his comments and understand the issue you just wish all us reformed folks would be a little more generous in our critiques and a little more consistent our selves.