Norwegian Church offers 'salvation in 12 seconds' online

A Norwegian church is offering salvation in 12 seconds, to people who read a prayer on its website.

The church, in Hokksund, asks people to read a two line prayer out loud, reports Nettavisen.

It then sends them a message reading: "Congratulations! You have received salvation!"

Reverend Tor Egil R√łyland says he sees no problems with the way this is presented on the internet.

"It is actually this simple. If a person reads a prayer heartily, God will accept a simple prayer like the one we have published on the internet," he said.