Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Old School Evangelism

Here is the sinner's prayer that Hopeful was encouraged to pray by Faithful in The Pilgrim's Progress (notice how different this sounds from modern evangelism):

"I told him (Faithful) that I knew not what to say when I came (to Christ). And he bid me say to this effect: God be merciful to me a sinner, and make me to know and believe in Jesus Christ; for I see, that if his righteousness had not been, or I have not faith in that righteousness, I am utterly cast away. Lord, I have heard that thou are a merciful God, and hast ordained that thy Son Jesus Christ should be the Saviour of the world; and moreover, that thou art willing to bestow him upon such a poor sinner as I am (and I am a sinner indeed); Lord, take therefore this opportunity, and magnify thy grace in the salvation of my soul, through thy Son Jesus Christ. Amen."