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Becoming a Christian Erroneous Views A Disciple Must
Warfare of Disciples Headship of Christ Realize God's Kingdom
One must become a
Christian, before one can become a Disciple of Jesus Christ. In this
section, let us examine what the Bible says concerning:
How to become a Christian
How they did it in the beginning church in response to Christís command.
Mark 16:15 And He
said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every
Vs.16 "He who
believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will
be condemned (NKJV)
That the Gospel is preached - people believe
- then they are baptized
The Word Believe in
this case means more than ďconsider as trueĒ but also to have faith in -
to entrust ones spiritual well-being to Christ.
Acts 8:5-6 Then
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
6. And the people
with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing
and seeing the miracles which he did.
Vs.12 But when
they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of
God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:35-37 Then
Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached
unto him Jesus.
36. And as they
went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said,
See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip
said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he
answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
From the example
of Philip we can see several things.
1. He preached
Jesus - (the Gospel is the good news of Jesus
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they
hear without a preacher?
15. And how shall
they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the
feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of
2. They heard
Romans 10:17 So
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
People preach in far
away places so that people can hear the Gospel and have faith in Jesus
Christ ( entrust ones salvation to Jesus Christ and the work of his cross
and not self effort.)
3. They believed
Romans 10:8-10 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.
the Eunuch confessed out loud to Philip
Acts 8:36-37 And
as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch
said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip
said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered
and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Question: Can a baby believe
with all itís heart and confess with itís mouth?
4. Then they
Acts 8:38 And he
commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the
water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Please read Acts
preaches to the crowd about Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:37. Now when
they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and
to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Pierced to the heart
- their conscience The Holy Spirit convicted them
Acts 2:38, 41 Then
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Vs. 41. Then they
that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were
added unto them about three thousand souls.
They repented of
their sin of rejecting Christ - (they turned from)
Repentance in this case was a sorrow for their sin, that led to repentance
They received his
word ( the Gospel ) - (they turned to Christ)
Then they were
The book of Acts is
a record of the work of the Holy Spirit through the early church. God has
not changed His way of Salvation, man has. Their are many churches that
still preach the Gospel; and baptize those that believe.
What is the Gospel
Message? (The Basics)
is a sinner and cannot save himself, he is out of fellowship with God his
creator and is
destined to Hell.
God has provided a way for mankind to be saved, and to come into
This way: is only though His only Beggoton Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Man must hear the Gospel, believe and make a
personal choice to repent and turn to
Jesus Christ and
accept Jesus, as their Savior.
Just look around, read your paper, watch the news, be honest with
Romans 3:10, 23 As
it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Vs.23 For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
For the A-B-C
Salvation Plan see Home Page