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Altar call

an evangelist preacher’s invitation at the end of the sermon, asking people to come forward to acknowledge a conversion.
Historical Examples

At the altar call several went forward and found glorious peace at the foot of the cross.
Around Old Bethany Robert Lee Berry

On Sunday at the mission there was a very impressive time, and when the altar call was given a number came forward.
South and South Central Africa H. Frances Davidson


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