Must I Pray To Be Saved?

"Must I pray to be saved?" Scripture nowhere states that salvation is to be had by prayer; it speaks of sinners being saved in only one way – faith in the finished work of the Lord. Did the Lord Jesus tell Nicodemus to "pray, and be saved?" No! "Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish" (John 3:14, 15). Did Paul, in answer to the question, "What must I do to be saved?" reply, "Pray earnestly for forgiveness, and you will get it?" No; he said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31). You do not need to pray to God for salvation: He is at this moment beseeching you to take it (2 Corinthians 5:20). How can you dare to ask God for salvation so long as you are guilty of the awful sin of making Him a liar. (1 John 5:10, 11)? In stead of continuing to pray for salvation, even now as you read these lines, stretch out the empty hand of faith and take it as a gift from the pierced hand of the Lord Jesus. "Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" (Revelation 22:17).

Taken from Alexander Marshall's booklet "God's Way of Salvation", the whole of which can found here:

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God's Way of Salvation
God's Way of Salvation Is this life mere physical exsistence? The following is a reprint of the classic tract, "God's Way of Salvation", by Alexander Marshall (1846-1928), which has …

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