Asking Jesus into your heart

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  1. Jude

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    Where in the Bible does it say we must "ask Jesus into our heart"?
     
  2. pinoybaptist

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    Good question, that.

    Nowhere.

    But those who teach that point to Revelation 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door......."

    They say you need to open the door of your heart, and let Jesus in.
     
  3. JGrubbs

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    I would take it even a step further and ask, where in the Bible does it say we must say a "sinners prayer" in order to be saved?
     
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    Good question, that.

    Nowhere.

    But those who teach that point to Revelation 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door......."

    They say you need to open the door of your heart, and let Jesus in.
    </font>[/QUOTE]There is also Rom.10:8-10 ~ But what saith it? The word is nigh thhee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. 9.That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him (Jesus) from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    But, I have also read that God searches the hearts of men....I would hope he'd find Jesus there and not evil. [​IMG]

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  5. Meercat

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    As a Catholic, I don't have any problem with the concept of "asking Jesus into my heart". I always want to have Him in my heart so that He will work with me from the inside,out that I may be a good witness for Him to others!

    I don't believe "asking Jesus into one's heart" to be un-biblical just because it isn't explicitly mentioned. - With respect - Meercat
     
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    "Asking Jesus into your heart". When dealing with adults who have never heard the gospel and children, this is a concept they can understand. You cannot feed some deep theological meat to an infant. The concept conveys the message of John 3:16 and other like passages. I don't use the the concept unless it seems the best way to convey what I am saying. It is simply a starting point or a "picture" of what happens when we trust Christ to forgive us.

    In Christ,
    Brian
     

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