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.
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
* 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
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
Man cannot earn his way to God by his or her
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Who You Are Now
dear precious sister or brother you are now a child of God, the King's
child. Born again by the Word and by the Spirit, a New Creature in Christ
You have a world wide
family and we love you! We the family of God here on earth, are made up of
all races of people who love Jesus, our Lord, Savior and King, praise His
You are no longer the
person that you used to be; you are now a new person: Redeemed by the blood
of Jesus Christ, God is your Father.
Now, you are a child
of God, a joint heir with Jesus Christ. The time will come and our King
shall return for us, we will be caught up to meet Him in the air and so
shall we be with our Lord. I love you my sister and my brother.
Read the New Testament, find out what God's word says. Its not wrong to
believe what the Bible says concerning
John 3:5-6 Jesus
answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and
of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6. That which is born
of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
1 Peter 1:23 Being
born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of
God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Galatians 3:26 For
ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:15-17 For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received
the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16. The Spirit itself
beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17. And if children,
then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we
suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
1 John 3:2 Beloved,
now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we
shall see him as he is.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Ephesians 1:7 In
whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;
4:16-18 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first:
17. Then we which are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18. Wherefore comfort
one another with these words.
If You Sin
you have probably already found out, a Christian can sin. We aren't perfect,
we are forgiven. God's plan of salvation is complete. He has made provision
for us; that if we break fellowship with Him by sinning, we can be restored
by the on going work of the Lord Jesus Christ; as He intercedes and
represents us before the throne of God, as our High Priest and Advocate. His
blood that was shed to redeemed us, has been presented before God upon the
mercy seat in behalf of the Christian, for the cleansing of our sins as we
1 John 1:9 If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:1 My
little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And
if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
1 John 1:7 But if we
walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 Timothy 2:5 For
there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ
Sometimes after we ask
God to forgive us, the enemy will fight against us with feelings of
condemnation etc. A Christian must stand on God's word. Speak what the Bible
If I confess my
sins He is faithful and just to forgive me etc. (see above 1 John1:9) If you
fall down, get back up, for God is for you not against you. He gave Jesus
for you, while you were a sinner, he will not throw you away now that you
are His child.
How many times has
your children or mine, messed up as they were growing up? Did we disown them
etc. Sometimes we had to correct them, but we continued to love them.
Do you or I still
remember our children's mistakes as they were growing up? Is our love for
our children greater or more noble then God's love for us? He gave His only
Son for us, that is how much He loves us. Would you or I give our only child
What happens if a
Christian falls into habitual sin?
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto
children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint
when thou art rebuked of him:
6. For whom the Lord
loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7. If ye endure
chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the
father chasteneth not?
8. But if ye be
without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and
9. Furthermore we
have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them
reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of
spirits, and live?
10. For they verily
for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit,
that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11. Now no chastening
for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless
afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them
which are exercised thereby.
12. Wherefore lift up
the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13. And make straight
paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but
let it rather be healed.
14. Follow peace with
all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
In Christ's Service