Many Christians have prayed the sinner's prayer in church, at a camping retreat, with their Bible study leaders, and once or twice at home in bed. We often hear pastors teach, "Once saved, always saved," but what if you don't feel confident that you were saved in the first place? Many would rather repeatedly offer that prayer than make an assumption with their eternal soul on the line.
In this five part sermons series, J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, teaches that we can have assurance of salvation. In J.D.'s own estimation, "by the time I graduated high school, I'd probably prayed the sinner's prayer about 5,000 times." As a pastor and former atoner, J.D. has thought in depth about this topic and written a book titled Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know You are Saved. Using the same careful research, he assures us that we may be certain and offers a biblical basis for finding reaffirming signs of salvation in our own lives.