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Seen A Altar Call Before

During a teaching at church a person rushed forward, went to their knees at the altar and stated they wanted to be saved. Have you ever seen anything like this? This was in a church where altar calls were given at the close of each sermon.

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 ---mima on 2/18/06
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Yes, that is the Holy Ghost dealing with this person. God was all over them convicting them of their sins. Praise God this person listened. God may have not be dealing with this person during the alter call, but he was during the teaching.
---Rebecca_D on 4/25/07

mima, when God calls, He dont wait for no sermon at all to finish. Just praise God for this soul who has responded. Time is running short for some of us, so if He is callin you, dont ignore that small voice calling you to come.
---jana on 9/29/06

Sometimes The Holy ghost is dealing with the person and he will head to the altar God can interrupt service at any time.
---betty on 3/16/06

Our Mercy Seat is available anytime a person feels led of the Spirit to go up & pray. It has happened a few of times that someone has come up during the singing, or during the message- not just at the end at the invitation. If someone does go up, at anytime, there is always someone there to kneel with that person, put an arm around him/her, and pray with them. It can be the most blessed part of a service.
---Ann5758 on 2/19/06

Mima ... How was that person to know that he had to wait until the end of the sermon cefore he could accept his new Lord? It strikes me as very regimented if the only time one can say "Yes" to Jesus is at the correctly planned time in the service.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/19/06

Immediately a dear saint and member of the church came forward and knelt down with them and had prayer. I was there and saw this incident. A preacher friend of mine was preaching for about 10 minutes (he later said he had a 30 minute sermon prepared) when a nine-year-old boy from the back of the church rushed forward to call on the name of the lord, in this incident, church was then over, congregation rejoicing. I was not at the service.
---mima on 2/19/06

Mima how was this person treated? Was it in the way Darlene explains should have happened or was the service disrupted because of it?
I think that something like this happening in some of our churches would be like a big wake-up call. It might do them the world of good to see such a thing and really make them think.
---f.f. on 2/19/06

We Christians know the order of our Churches but a lost soul may not. When the Spirit begins to draw a person to repentance-Jesus it isn't surprising they would break tradition and fall on their knees before God. God will never turn anyone away. Neither should church order. Someone should have gone quitely up beside them and in hushed voices led them through prayer of repentance. No need to disrupt the service. Then after service the Pastor could have them come up and welcome them into the Family of God.
---Darlene_1 on 2/18/06

Yes. Usually at a church that is doing the will of God, they ask if anyone needs to be saved. That's the whole mission of Jesus Christ. Jesus came not to condemn the world but to save it from hell.
---wes on 2/18/06

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