Exactly, this is what a sinners prayer is.
Whoever said there was no sinners prayer in the Bible?
Since the "red headed" spear chucker Esau
I agree with you totally. We are saved by Grace through faith, and no amount of keeping laws will save anyone. Many are saved by saying the sinners prayer. I am glad that you left that church.
These twins were differentWhat made them different? Hint~1 Corinthians 4:7~ Whatever difference is made among men, is of God; it is he that makes them to differ from the rest of the creation; from angels, to whom they are inferior; and from beasts, to whom they are superior; and from one another in their person, size, shape, and countenance, which is a physical, or natural difference. It is God that makes them to differ from one another in things of a civil nature; as kings and subjects, masters and servants, high and low, rich and poor, bond and free, which may be called a political, or civil difference; and there is an ecclesiastical difference which God makes in his own people, who have gifts differing one from another; there are diversities of gifts, administrations, and operations among them, and all from the same spirit: but the grand distinction God has made among men, lies in his special, distinguishing, and everlasting love to some, and not others; in his choice of them in Christ unto everlasting salvation; in the gift of them to Christ in the eternal covenant; in the redemption of them by his blood; in his powerful and prevalent intercession for them; in God's effectual calling of them by his grace; in his resurrection of them from the dead to everlasting life, placing them at Christ's right hand, and their entrance into everlasting glory; when the distinction will be kept up, as in the above instances, throughout the endless ages of eternity; all which is owing, not to anything of man's, but to the free grace, sovereign will, and good pleasure of God. John Gill~1700's
Let's keep in mind that Isaac especially loved Esau, while Jacob was mother's darling.
Esau was a man's man-- no doubt the "pottage" that sissy boy was preparing came from the venison kill of Esau's bow
Jacob demanded that first, Esau sell to him his birthright. So, Esau made a decision; no doubt his hunger at the moment out ranked his birthright.
Having FREE WILL to do so, he swore an oath to sell his birthright.
To say that God "favored" Jacob over Esau is a way to say that God "foreordained Jacob,"
Now, you know, if you have followed the line of Abraham, that there is neither Jew nor Gentile in the New Testament made between God, and His Christ at Calvary.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ; and genealogies have no place in Christianity. ( Galatians 3:27; 1 Timothy 1:4).
A man who hears the gospel of Jesus Christ and rejects (sells), he too, has sold out his birthright by choice.