Danger of the Invitation System


Author Jim Ehrhard writes:
“As a young minister, I once made the ‘mistake’ of closing a Wednesday evening service without extending a public invitation. Early the next morning, an irate husband came to my office. For the first time in years, his unsaved wife had come with him to church. ‘If you had only given an invitation,’ he angrily explained, “she would have gone down the aisle.”

What follows is a persuasive explanation of five key dangers of what is known as the “altar call” and its use in church evangelism.