Old Doxoblogy

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Evangelical Jargon ('Huh?')

This one is very obvious. You've probably been waiting for it.

"Ask Jesus into your heart."

Could anyone explain that me? Without quoting Revelation 3:20, which has nothing to do with a heart or salvation.


Anonymous said...

I can't explain it without quoting Revelation 3:20 which, as you say, does not apply; but I can't think of any other Scriptural explanation.

I have asked Jesus to come into my heart more times than I can count. You'd think I'd know what it means, wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

Sound very . . . American.

Daniel said...

It means you don't have to repent of that nasty old self-rule, nor come to Christ as Lord for His rule - nor do you even have to trust God to do anything - all you need to do is say this prayer and if you believe that you did it the right way hard enough - then you won't have to go to hell when you die. (sarcasm should be obvious).

Anonymous said...

It means that instead of Jesus, you are in charge of your salvation, silly!

dec said...

Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--

However, this phrase is part of a long sentence (verses 14-19) that begins:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

dec said...

Oh, one more...

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

See, just pull a key phrase out and you have a one sentence gospel.