The sinner’s prayer is a popular evangelistic tool, but can lead to disastrous results. The Bible nowhere tells us to lead people in the sinner’s prayer. If you are using the sinner’s prayer in your evangelism, it might be a wise idea to stop.
Does God care about our good works? Yes… and no. Good works do not make God love us more. But since sin hurts us, God does not want us to sin. The reason God hates sin is because of how much sin damages and harms His children. Sin hurts us! That is why He doesn’t want us to sin! That is why He warns us against sin and pleads with us to turn away from it.
Revelation 3:5 says that those who overcome will not be blotted out of the book of life. So if we do not overcome, we will get blotted out? No! Revelation 3:5 is using a figure of speech called litotes where a positive truth is stated in a negative way for emphasis. This post explains more detail about this figure of speech, how we often use it today in our own conversations, and how it helps us understand what Jesus is saying in Revelation 3:5.