We look at the saving of people with only a short prayer or as it is known easy believism and see if it is Biblical or not!
Joe hears a knock at the door so he puts down his beer and switches off the porn he was watching thinking that it might be a Girls Scout Troop selling cookies and I surely do not want to be known as the pervert next door. Joe opens the door and there are two immaculately dressed men standing and Joes mind screams, Jehovah’s Witnesses!
Joe: Hi can I help you?
Pastor Christian: Hello my name is Pastor Christian and this is Brother Christian and I would like to as you a few questions?
At this time Joe is thinking about the beer getting hot and listening to this character for an hour!
Joe: Yea, sure.
Pastor Christian: Do you go to church Joe?
Joe: Yes, I go to The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Pastor Christian: Oh, that is over on 9th avenue isn’t it, doesn’t matter do you think you are going to heaven?
Joe at this stage is hearing the following, we are not worthy blah blah blah the gift of salvation is free blah blah blah it does not say you need to go to church blah blah blah!
Pastor Christian: What happened to Jesus on day three after His death?
Joe: He rose up from the grave.
Pastor Christian: Do you believe it?
At this stage Joe is thinking that if they do not leave soon he is gonna lose it totally!
Pastor Christian: Do you believe that Jesus is the savior?
Pastor Christian: Can we pray for you?
At this junction Joe recons that this will surely get them off his back and agrees and once again all Joe the porn addict hears is blah blah blah, congratulations you are now saved and welcome to the family of God!
Pastor Christian: Please came to the church on Sunday, we are located here in Tempe on the SE corner of Southern Avenue and 48th Street. As you can see the receiving of Jesus is free, salvation is free and on Sunday we will baptise you and you will receive another free gift from Jesus called the Holy Ghost.
Pastor Christian: And this is where free ends because then you have the distinct privilege to pay a tithe to the church and this is used to support the widows, orphans and poor folks in the community!
Pastor Christian: yes, this service is done after salaries, maintenance for the church, vehicles, running costs have been deducted we give to those folks. You see because you are to ignorant to give it all to them yourself, another free service only for you! And welcome young Christian.
Joe was back lying on the couch swigging beer and watching porn before Pastor Christian and Brother Christian could even turn and leave!
So let’s sum this up and see it in a secular way, a man walks up to a house and knocks on the door. The owner opens and the man asks if the owner has heard of Hillary Clinton and the reply is yes, the man then asks if the owner believes that Hillary is a politician and the owner responds yes, the man then asks if he believes that Hillary can lead a political party and the owner says yes. The man than says to the owner say amen and the owner responds with AMEN!
The man says congratulations you are now a democrat and you can come down to our HQ and we will give you a free hat, a free badge you can wear on your chest and then after this initiation we will show you how to volunteer your time with the organisation and then we will teach you how we want you to think, welcome young democrat welcome!
The house owner runs after the man saying, should I not read your manifest first, do you have a charter, what do you stand for, who is this democrat that I am following? But the man shrugs and says once a democrat always a democrat, you prayed and said amen!
So what happened to preach to the lost as with the hearing of the word comes faith, with faith repentance that leads to acceptance and acceptance leads to obedience and obedience leads to recieving grace? Obedience leads to bestowing of grace upon you and that leads to a hunger for the knowledge of God and this leads to the study of the word of God, the Bible. Welcome home young follower of Christ Jesus, welcome to the body of Christ!