As Jesus was going into a certain gospel meeting, ten men whose lives were full of sin met him. Each stood and read aloud the words of a familiar prayer, inviting Jesus into his heart as his personal savior and Lord — all the while incredibly concerned with salvation but not grasping the concept of lordship. “Have mercy on me, a sinner,” each cried out when it was his turn (in that exact phrasing).
When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go, and have someone baptize you by full immersion — and make sure they say it’s for the ‘remission’ of sins (whether you’ve ever used that word before or not). And as they did so, each man was cleansed of all his sins.”
One of them, when he understood what had happened, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him — and this guy had been a really bad sinner (you know, drugs and stuff).
Jesus asked, “Were not all ten forgiven? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this one really bad guy?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has given you true life.”
— Luke 17:11-19 (kind of)