Man of us Baptists have an "invitation" that comes at the end of worship service. In my reading of church and baptist history, the "invitation" is a relatively new practice. Some questions come to mind: When did this practice begin? Why do we do it? Is it biblical? Has it contributed to "easy-believism"? ("I walked the aisle and got saved") Is it a faster way to get people to join the church? Should not the sermon itself be the "invitation" to call people to Christ?