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If you have recently accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior; then as a new Christian, there are some basic things that you need to know.

                                                      
Concerning:

 

Your Salvation

Who you are now

If You Sin


 

Your Salvation

 

Salvation is not based upon feelings but upon God's word. What does God say in the Bible about salvation? There will be days that you don't feel saved, there may be times that you do the wrong thing and feel that you are the worst sinner. There may be times that you feel God's presence and times that you don't. 

In my early years as a Christian, I once was praying "God where are you? I don't feel or sense your presence." He said to me,"where are your children?" My response was, "Lord they're in their bedroom asleep." Using this as an opportunity to teach me something, the Lord said, "Have you left them?" "No Lord I answered, I'm sitting here in the living room." The Lord said, "Just because you are not holding them, doesn't mean that you are not with them; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

 

From God's Word - the Bible

God loves you


John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

* Do you believe in Jesus? Have you put your trust in Him for salvation?

   Notice that God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, for us.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39. nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You did not, nor cannot, earn Salvation

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

9. not of works, lest anyone should boast.

God has provided salvation for us by the work of His Son the Lord Jesus
Christ.

Man cannot earn his way to God by his or her efforts.

An Illustration:

If you have ever tried to keep your lawn looking nice, then you have experienced the Dandelion, a weed that can take over a lawn, choking out the grass. I have torn the flower of dandelions off but they always grow back. Dandelions must be dealt with at the root. Kill the root, and you kill the dandelion.

 

Man's effort to earn salvation by his own means, through self effort or religion can be

compared to tearing off the flower of the dandelion, it doesn't deal with the root. God dealt with the root of man's problem, sin. God provided the only remission for our sins; the precious blood of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the only way of Salvation

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Jesus Christ was the only one, to die for our sins

Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again on the 3rd. day.

Jesus Christ fulfilled Old Testament Prophecy

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God

Jesus Christ was sinless


God's way of Salvation for humanity is through and by the Lord Jesus Christ and no one else.


1 John 5:11-14 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in  his Son.
12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that

ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

      * Notice that John says that these thing were written that we may know that we 

         have eternal life.

      * God's word gives us assurance and confidence.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

 

Romans 10:8-13 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

My brother or sister rest in God's finished work of salvation. There are things that you should do as a Christian but they do not earn salvation. Plain and simple: Jesus got it for us.

 

I would encourage you to go through the rest of these study courses, for starters read the New Testament, attend a Bible believing church and to fellowship with other Christians.


God bless and keep you.


In Christ's Service 
E.L. Davis