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.

3 comments:

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 him...how 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.