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"Trick" Sinner's Prayer "Saving" People by the Millions

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  1. Mordac

    Mordac Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    "Trick" Sinner's Prayer "Saving" People by the Millions

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    It's been called "the greatest soul-winning development since the invention of the bus." Churches all around America have recently seen sharp increases in their "conversion" numbers because of it. Some have surmised that it might be the very thing that saves every man, woman and child on the face of the earth. What is it? It's the new "Trick Sinner's Prayer."

    The prayer was first conceived about this time a year ago when a number of fundamentalist leaders got together to discuss the problem of soul-winning in America taking too long. Pastors from all over the country including Indiana, Texas and Florida met together in Missouri to come up with a solution of the problem.

    "This whole soul-winning business it taking way to long" said Bro. Jimmy Burnside of Crossroads Baptist Church, Hurley, Indiana. "Some of our sister churches had soul-winning numbers as low as 3,500 last year. That's just downright pathetic. We're just not getting enough people saved and fast enough."

    All of the pastors echoed Burnside's sentiments with similar comments.

    "We're maxed out" said Bro. Jimmy Green of Shortview Baptist Church, Shortview, Texas. "We're running the buses every chance we get. We've got every preacher boy working shifts sometimes as long as 24 hours. Yet last year we only had 8,746 professions and baptisms."

    Different possibilities were discussed as to how professions could be increased until finally one pastor pointed out a harsh but obvious truth.

    "Some people just don't want to be saved" said Bro. Jimmy Everett, pastor of Sweet Beulah Land Baptist Church in Penallas Park, Florida. "It's these people who won't even talk to us that are standing in the way of our numbers. If we are to succeed in our mission we must find a way to get these people."

    Everett went on to present his solution, the "Trick Sinner's Prayer."

    The prayer is designed so that if anyone reads it unsuspectingly he or she will assume it is a senseless stream of short sentences, but in actually he or she will be saying a "sinner's prayer." The "prayer" is as follows,

    "I know Imma. Send her. I can fuss. I need four. Give Ness. Irene Pent and Bea leave. Common tomb. I hurt."

    "Brilliance, sheer brilliance" said Bro. Jimmy Liddle, another pastor who attended the conference. "All we got to do is figure out a way to get people to say this and, bang, we got them!"

    Several of the churches have already begun using the prayer. Green's church, Shortview Baptist, rented out a local indoor pool just last week during the Christmas holidays and offered "free swimming" to the community for anyone who wanted to come. The only "catch" was that upon entry they had to "say this silly little paragraph" to "join the club."

    "We had over 2500 people show up during the week" said Green. "It was the most soul-winningest week we have ever had. When they'd come in we'd get them saved with the prayer and then immediately get them baptized in the pool."

    Several of the other churches used the same idea, and other churches have different ideas for the "prayer."

    "We're going to try to get some hip boy band to make it into a song or something, that way all these young folks will be singing it and not even knowing that they're getting saved in the process" said Liddle. "There are other avenues like advertising and Starbucks Cups."
     
  2. chronic dragon

    chronic dragon Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    If I wanted to be "saved" then I would go to them. Until then they need to let people be.
     
  3. Inexistence

    Inexistence Seventh Year

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    Note the slogan of the website. Theological satire.
     
  4. the-caitiff

    the-caitiff Death Eater

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    It's spelled Pinellas Park, and the town is a shithole filled with white trash. If it weren't for the satire warning on their site, I'd have no trouble believing those idiots "joined the club". While the Sweet Beulah Land church doesn't, I'm pretty sure it and Bro Jimmy were based on one particularly obnoxious little group.
     
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