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If you have recognised your own sinfulness, your need for a Saviour; if you are sorry for your disobedience (sin) and have humbled yourself before God in prayer, confessing your sins before Him, then you will be saved.

Welcome to God's family. You have now accepted his free offer of adoption and He now considers you to be his son or daughter and a joint-heir with Christ Jesus his Son. The Bible says "there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." (Luke chapter 15 verse 7)

It is an exciting time when you first come to know, love and appreciate Jesus. Now that you have accepted Him as your Saviour, make sure that you accept him as Lord too. This means making every effort to follow and obey him (after all, He has given us His Holy Bible as an instruction book for life because he wants to save us from the consequences of our disobedience). If you play with fire you will be burned and God has gone to great measures to provide and preserve his Holy Bible so that we can read it and learn from it.

You can access a free online Bible here: http://www.blueletterbible.org

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Becoming a Christian is the most incredible event that will ever take place in your life.

(below taken from Living Waters)

You have found peace with your Creator. You have found everlasting life! Be assured--God will never leave you nor forsake you. He has brought you this far and He will complete the wonderful work He has begun in you. God knows your every thought, your every care and your deepest concerns.

Let's now look at some of those possible concerns. First, and of primary concern -- do you have "assurance" of your salvation? The Bible says to "make your calling and election sure" (2 Peter 1:10, italics added), so, let's go through a short "checklist" to make sure that you are truly saved:

  1. Are you aware that God became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14, KJV), and that he died for the sins of the world?
  2. Did you come to the Savior because you had sinned?
  3. Did you "repent" and put your faith in Jesus?
  4. Are you convinced that He suffered and died on the Cross and that He rose again on the third day?

God acquits us from the Courtroom of Eternal Justice on the grounds that Jesus Christ paid our fine. We are "justified" (made right with God) by His suffering death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was God's seal of approval of the fact that His precious blood was sufficient to pay the fine.

Think of it this way... You have violated the law and face a $50,000 fine. You tell the judge that you are truly sorry for your crime, but he answers, "So you should be -- you have broken the law! Now, can you pay this fine?" He can only acquit you if the fine is paid. If someone else pays your fine, then he can let you go, but he must have "grounds" on which to release you.

The reason we need a substitute (a savior) to pay our moral "fine," is because we have broken God's Law. To see how much we have transgressed this Law (the Ten Commandments), we will go through some of them -- Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen something? Have you ever lusted after another person? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, you admit that you are a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart, and you have to face God on Judgment Day! If you have used His name in vain, then you are guilty of "blasphemy" -- you've substituted God's holy Name for a curse word. Perhaps you've hated someone, then the Bible says that you are a murderer. You have violated God's holy Law, and you're in BIG trouble. On Judgment Day, you will be found guilty and end up in Hell. That's why you need the Savior. Merely being sorry for your sins, or confessing them to God won't help you. You must turn from sin (repent), and your faith must be in Jesus Christ alone. He is the only "grounds" for God to grant mercy towards you. If you're not sure of your salvation, make Psalm 51 your own prayer.

Let's now look at some more important principles that can save you a great deal of pain...



Daily Bible Reading

A healthy baby has a healthy appetite. If you have truly been "born" of the Spirit of God, you will have a healthy appetite. The Bible says, "As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby," (1 Peter 2:2). Feed yourself every day without fail.

Evangelism

It was late in December, 1996. A large family gathered in Los Angeles for the joyous occasion of wrapping Christmas presents. It was a big family because it was the product of two marriages...

Spiritual Warfare

When you became a Christian, you stepped right into the heat of an age-old battle. You have a three-fold enemy--the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Giving Thanks

For the Christian, every day should be Thanksgiving Day. We should even be thankful in the midst of problems because our hope and joy is not found in our circumstances but in our Savior and in the life to come.

Tithing

It was once said that the wallet is the "last frontier"-- that it’s the last thing that comes to God in surrender. But it should be the first, along with our surrendered heart. God has generously given us everything. We should be generous towards others.

Faith

When a young man once looked at me and said, "I find it hard to believe some of the things in the Bible," I smiled and asked, "What's your name?" When he said, "Paul," I casually answered, "I don't believe you." He looked at me questioningly.

Prayer

It has been well said that God always answers prayer. Sometimes He says, "Yes." sometimes He says, "NO." Sometimes He says, "Wait for a minute," and a day to the Lord is a thousand years to us (2 Peter 3:8). That means that a ten year wait for us, is 14 minutes and 24 seconds to God, so ask in faith, but rest in peace-filled patience.

Fellowship

Pray about where you should fellowship. Make sure the place you are going to call your church home calls sin what it is -- sin. Do they believe the promises of God? Are they loving? Does the pastor treat his wife with respect? Is he a man of the Word? Does he have a humble heart, and a gentle spirit?

Water Baptism

The Bible Says , "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. . ." (Acts 2:38). There is therefore no question as to whether or not you should be baptized. The questions are how, when, and by whom?

Troubleshoot

If you know the Lord, nothing will shake your faith. It is true that the man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument. Take for example a little boy who is looking at a heater. His father warns him that it's hot.

Below are some resources that you might find useful




Evangelism Stuff
Go here to find unique and creative evangelism resources not found in our store.
Open  Doors
Serving persecuted Christians worldwide.
Ministerul Afacerilor Eterne
This site is devoted to helping equip those in Romania to preach the biblical gospel.
Evangelism Resources
Provide Christians around the world with the resources, in their own language, to fulfil the Great Commission and share the Gospel with non-Christians.
Ten Four Ministries
Providing practical and spiritual support to the law enforcement community.
Here I Am: Orphan Ministries
This ministry is dedicated to reaching out to orphaned children domestically and abroad. The Lord's heart is clearly expressed in James 1:27, "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans..."
One  Place
Listen to live and archived Christian broadcasts from radio stations across the country and from top speakers such as James Dobson, Chuck Swindoll, and David Jeremiah. Also has Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey for children.
Voice in the Wilderness Ministries
The moral law is more compelling than all the scientific, philosophical, and legal arguments combined. This ministry, provides a seminar, a book, and tracts using the Ten Commandments (including one on Islam)!
Focus on the Family
The official site of Focus on the Family offers practical helps for your marriage and parenting role. Recent magazine articles, letters from Dr. James Dobson, news, RealAudio broadcasts and much more.
Blue Letter Bible
The Blue Letter Bible now has over 3,560,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions!
Bible Gateway
Bible study resource. Use multiple word searches, compare translations, restrict the search to certain books, look up entire passages, and even hear the section you look up read to you. Excellent.
Cross  Walk
An online Christian community site including Entertainment, Family, HomeSchool, Money, News, Spiritual Life, Teens, Women, Life, and much more.
Sermon Index
The mission and purpose of SermonIndex is the preservation and propagation of classic preaching from the past in its audio form for this generation and the next.
Christian Research Institute
A very good organization that has answers to just about any question about false religions, cults, and false teachers within the Church. If you want to know whether or not someone or thing lines up with what the Bible teaches, check this site out.
Christian  Apologetics and Research Ministry
Provides information on Christianity, the Bible, cults such as Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses, Theology, Atheism, Evolution, and much more. It is well documented, very easy to navigate, and growing.
Get the answers from Genesis and expose the flaws of Darwinism and humanistic philosophy. Find out how real science supports creation, not evolution.
Christian Answers
Home page of one of the largest Christian Web sites - providing answers to important questions about life, faith, religion, creation, worldviews, and more. It also features on-line Bible study tools, Kid Explorers, movie reviews, games...
Worldview Weekend
Visit the Christian Worldview Network to better understand the times and know what to do to defend faith, family and freedoms and proclaim biblical evangelism and the Christian worldview...
Open Air Campaigners
Open Air Campaigners is an exciting cutting edge ministry that brings the gospel to people through open air preaching on college campuses, beaches, parks, city streets, and housing projects. They offer exciting short term mission trips in the USA and
A trans-denominational ministry focused on equipping the church for evangelism and Biblical discipleship. We highly recommend Evangelist Andy Lapins.
Christian Videos UK
If you're living in the UK you can get many of Ray's videos through a local company. If you can find what you need there, you'll save a bundle on shipping costs!
Mark  Cahill
Mark Cahill, a powerful and dynamic speaker, teaches people how to share their faith with confidence and compassion. We highly recommend his book "One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven." Check out his website!

 

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John 3 verse 18: Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

 

 

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