Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Look at Altar Calls

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Pressure Put Upon People to Come Forward in Decision from Grace and Truth to You - Wade Burleson:

The moment you begin to introduce this other element, you are bringing a psychological element. The invitation should be in the message. We believe the Spirit applies the message, so we trust in the power of the Spirit. I personally agree with what has been said in the question.

I found this absolutely fascinating! It's a great read and really a nice little piece, regardless of where one is denominationally right now. I strongly recommend to people who already feel that altar calls (that don't start with "The gifts of God..." tend toward psychological manipulation

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