In the preceding heretical video by Jonathan Shelley, he says that no one in the Bible ever got saved without asking. That is a FALSE claim! As we just saw in John 4:39 and 41-42, the Samaritans did NOT call or ask, they simply believed on Jesus.
When I attended Hyles-Anderson College for 8 years between 1985 and 1993 when I gratefully graduated, I never led anybody to Christ without leading them to pray, because that is how I was taught by Dr. Hyles. There is nothing wrong with that per se, because we were taught to make sure that the person knows it is faith and not praying that saves you. You can hear Pastor Jack Hyles teach this truth for yourself in this helpful applicable sermon titled:
(by Dr. Jack Hyles, 1926-2001)
If you listen to the preceding beautiful sermon, you will hear Dr. Hyles about 15-16 minutes into the sermon plainly refute the heresy that you must "pray" to be saved.
Having said that, because of my own battle with the assurance of my salvation for several years, I no longer lead lost people to pray a sinner's prayer. Praying is NOT the Bible method to be saved. We are saved simply by BELIEVING. In Acts 2:41 when the Apostle Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, nobody asked to be saved. Acts 2:41 simply says that 3,000 of the thousands of Jews present, "gladly received" his word and were saved. They just believed.
Likewise, in Acts chapter 10 we read about Cornelius, an Italian centurion over 100 soldiers. Cornelius was a good man who prayed, gave alms, fasted and prayed, but he was not saved. So God arranged for a meeting between the Apostle Peter and Cornelius, so that he could hear the Gospel. In Acts 10:43-44 we read that as Peter preached the Gospel, they were filled with the indwelling Holy Spirit. That is, they beloved what they heard and were saved.
In Galatians 3:2 the Apostle Paul asked the Galatian churches if they were indwelt with the Spirit (saved) by keeping the works of the law, or BY THE HEARING OF FAITH. That is how you get saved—you simply BELIEVE in the "Good News" when you hear it preached. Calling, praying or asking to be saved is NOT necessary.
God saved me, because my pray was rooted in faith. I now know that I could have just as easily believed on His name to be saved. It bothers me when preachers wrest the Scriptures. The Bible teaches in Romans 10:14 that we call because we believe. However, it is heresy to say that someone cannot be saved without praying a prayer to ask Jesus to save you. I am astonished that New IFB pastors totally ignore Jesus' words in 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝟲:𝟮𝟴-𝟮𝟵, "𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝗺, 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱? 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺, 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗺 𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁." I didn't see any mention of asking, calling or praying, did you?
In the preceding video Pastor Jonathan Shelley is horribly accusing Dr. Curtis Hutson, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, Dr. Max Younce, Dr. Jack Hyles, Pastor Harry Ironside, Onorato Diamante, myself and other free grace preachers "wicked" and saying that we preach "another gospel." That is WRONG!!!