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Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #2283

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Usually after the pastor of our church preaches, he gives an altar call. For those who don't know, an altar call is when the preacher makes an appeal to those who have been struggling with a specific sin, and asks them to walk up to the front of the church so he can pray for them. The thing about it is that it's kind of embarrassing, since everyone can see you. :blush: I've been fighting this certain sin for a while, so I felt the need to come forward one Sabbath. I was thinking hard about going up tot eh front, but I thought it would be too embarrassing because then people would KNOW that I was guilty of the sin. :unsure: So, I just stayed in my seat. This isn't the first time this has happened to me. I usually wonder whether I should walk up or not. It can be difficult. What do you guys think I should do? Am I doing something wrong by not listening to the altar call? :blink:
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #2388

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not at all, some things shouldn't be shared with everyone, just one or to people to keep you accountable.
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #3146

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I do not think it is bad at all, the pastors prayer applies to every one, so it is not like you have to go forwards to be included in the prayer, and like tim33 said, some things are personal and should not be shared!
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #3150

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Well if it's a secret sin, it's between you and God, right? So nobody else knows. Go up
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #3157

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Who are you going up for? Others or God?
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding!
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 6 months ago #3170

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I kinda feel the same way sometimes but then I think I don't really have to go up there to relive the struggling, I can just go straight to God with it.
When all is said and done, more is said than done!
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 5 months ago #3204

I don't think it's bad not going upfront because like fillylove said all are
included in the prayer.
But if something pushes you to go upfront, just do it theres nothing bad in doing
it and maybe you will even feel better! ;)
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my fault i go to an german school.. ;) )
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 5 months ago #3237

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Remember-all have sinned! Everyone has sinned so don't be surprised you have, and hopefully others don't think you are some holy prophet and you've never sinned so you're not gonna be stared at (by me at least :P) when you go up, I find people are very supportive of you
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Re: Altar Calls 5 years 5 months ago #3414

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Berrygirl, I also had the same "feeling" awhile back. Mine was personal and I felt embarrassed to go. What I did was to talk to my pastor about my problem.
The choice it completely yours - either go up to the altar or talk with your pastor after the sermon. :)
Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain. <3
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Re: Altar Calls 1 year 2 months ago #60750

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You are definetly not wrong for not going up, Some people just don't mind going up but If your shy ( like me lol ) You can stay in your seat if you feel uncomfortable... So Its ok if your shy
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