Ray Comfort on the Sinner’s Prayer

Ray Comfort, E.Z. Zwayne and Mark Spence discuss the biblical foundation and use of the sinner’s prayer. Comfort is not one who favors the sinner’s prayer though is does a lot of evangelism. He uses some interesting Scriptural proof-texts to argue against using a prayer in salvation. However, I’m not sure I agree with all of Comfort’s objections as he’s laid them out though on some points I agree.

I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this sinner’s prayer discussion. Watch below!

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1 jeff April 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm

It has always struck me that if you have to give people words to say to God, then they don’t understand what they are doing anyway. Seems like Comfort is saying the same thing.

2 theoldadam April 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I prefer the prayer for sinners;

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

The decision that really matters is the one that Jesus made for us, form the cross.


3 Cathy M. April 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I gotta say, I totally agree with the things shared in this video. I think we are SO hard-wired for ritualism we’ve embraced a method in order to reduce a supernatural work of grace to a process we can control. The prayer MAY actually coincide with salvation, but it shouldn’t be treated like a means of salvation. At the end, you see them praying “with” but not leading.

4 ole path April 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

Prayer has always been a means in which God brings sinner’s to the promise land (jeremiah 31:9)
I like Jeremiah’s “Ole path’s” he promoted, and we should walk in them. Jeremiah 6:16(olepath.blogspot.com)
Prayer is a biblical model/means of confession (Romans 10:9-10,13) to help us in our duty as soul-winner’s, leading people away from the error of sin, snatching them from the fire’s of hell.(James 5:16,19-20)(Jude 20-25)
Paul Preached the wonderful gospel and 3,000 people recived his words of repentance and were baptized. (Acts 2:41)then recieving the Holy Spirit.
Some people are geniune in repentance, some or not, that’s not our call/duty. (Mark 4, 2nd Cor. 7:9-10)Our Duty is to preach and compel sinner’s to repentance.


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