Is The Sinner’s Prayer Biblical?
Reader is the "Sinner's Prayer" a biblical concept? Is it biblical to teach that a person is saved as soon as he verbally confesses a belief in Christ? Does it make you a born-again Christian? There are some that teach people How to pray the sinner's prayer. It is taught as a prayer that you pray in order for you to be saved., all that you have to do is recite it and you'll be a born again Christian.
It is not biblical to give someone assurance of salvation based on reciting a prayer - on simply saying the words. Salvation is the work of God and the manifestation of that work is sometimes seen in people publicly confessing, even publicly praying to receive Christ as Savior.
A person is not saved "because he prayed a prayer". Faith, assurance, and hope should never be placed in the prayer. Instead, faith, assurance, and hope should be placed in Christ. This is what the Bible says. Mark 1:15, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you-unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."