We believe that God created the universe and all that is in it in six days as God said. God gave us the 10 Commandments to follow and instructions on how to live our lives. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to live a sinless life with sinners, to teach all about God, how to become born again and how to live according to God's word. Jesus was then crucified for our sins so that He could offer salvation, a chance to be born again to any who believe in Him and repent of their sin.
What does it mean to be born again?
To be born again, means to have received spiritual rebirth through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit draws those who are called, No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. ANd I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:44. Those who are called to have a relationship with Him are to repent (turn away, have a change of mind) from their sins. We cannot atone for our sins, there is nothing that we can do to save ourselves, we cannot add to what Jesus did on the Cross, we can only be thankful for His grace and drawing us to Him. Jesus offers complete forgiveness for your sins. Jesus does not hold grudges or remember what you did wrong when you repent of your sins, Jesus wipes your slate clean and welcomes you with open arms. God has given us the Bible to act as an instruction manual and a way to guide us along our walk with Jesus Christ.
Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Why do you need to be born again?
Without Jesus Christ we have no future. We are sinners by nature and cannot atone for our sins alone. That is why God sent His Son to die for our sins. With Jesus we have a future.
John 3:3 - states Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
What is sin?
Sin is the violation or breaking of the law.
1 John 3:4 - Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Why do I need to repent?
Because if you were to die today and you had not repented of your sins and put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ you would go to Hell. We are all called to repent. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand;repent and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15
Proverbs 28:13 - He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them [repents] shall have mercy.
Luke 15:10 - Jesus said, "that there was joy in heaven over one sinner who repents"
Some picture Hell as fun, hedonistic, pleasure-filled place where one can engage in all sensual sins that are forbidden here. Hell is not so bad, right?
Here are some passages about the description of Hell, you decide if it is where you want to stay there forever:
Daniel 12:2 - Shame and everlasting contempt
Matthew 25:46 - Everlasting punishment
Matthew 24:51 - Weeping and gnashing of teeth
Luke 3:17 - Fire unquenchable
Romans 2:8,9 - Indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish
1Thessalonians 1:9 - Everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord
Revelation 14:10,11 - He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone... the smoke of their torment ascended up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day or night
I am a good person, Why do I need to be born again?
Let's take a quick test...
So your a good person, right?
Have you ever told a lie? What does that make you? It makes you a liar, there is no different shape or size when it comes to false witness, a lie is a lie.
Have you ever stolen anything? What does that make you? It makes you a thief, it does not matter how big or small the item was or how old you were, your still a thief.
How about cursing? Ever taken the Lord's name in Vain? Using God or any other name for God in a curse word is called Blasphemy.
So assuming you are honest with yourself and agree with these questions you are admitting you are a liar, a thief and a blasphemer, we have only looked at three of the 10 Commandments, if God judges you by the Ten Commandments, will you be innocent or guilty?
I don't want to go to Hell, how do I get right with God?
Recognize that your sin separates you from God and there is nothing you can do to save yourself. It is an act of God, we are saved by God's grace not by any special prayer or raising of our hand. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ like you would a parachute. If you were on a plane you wouldn't just believe in a parachute next to you that it can save you and jump out without it! You would take it and put it on and then jump knowing you had the parachute to save you from the fall to come. So then put on the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in Him. Cry out to God and beg Him for forgiveness and pray that He might grant you repentance which leads to the knowledge of truth. When the Lord grants you repentance and forgives you of your sins, He will wash you clean of all your sins, past, present and future. You will not be perfect but you will have new desires because God has given you a new heart and you have become a new creation.
Romans 10:9 - that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved
We encourage you now to find a local Bible based church where you can be baptized and grow in the knowledge of God through His Word, and use the Bible as an instruction manual for how to live your life. If you need help finding a good Bible based church please email us at address below and give us some details of the city you are close to or reside in and we will help give you some to checkout.
Please feel free to go here BibleGateway, it has multiple versions of the Bible and great scripture references. It can be a great place to start if you don't have a Bible.
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