Being Born Again

Salvation is available to all who seek. You may ask yourself, "Why do I need salvation?". Everyone needs salvation.

We are all born with a sin nature. Our parents did not teach us how to sin, we just came by it naturally. God created us all in His image and sin entered the world when Adam disobeyed God. God planned from the beginning to send His son, Jesus to be the sacrificial lamb that would take the punishment for our sins. The bible tells us that the wages of sin is death. We are all going to die, but this statement refers to eternal life. If we die as sinners, we are destined to spend eternity in hell along with Satan. For those who have Jesus as their savior, we are promised to spend eternity in heavan, in the presence of God.

When Jesus died on the cross, He took on the punishment for our sins. When he was reserected, He overcame death. You can overcome death also, by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

If you are thinking that there is another way to salvation, you are wrong. Jesus is the only way! I would ask you to watch this short video of Billy Graham explaining this.




How do you go about accepting Jesus? Well it is really pretty easy. First you must recognize that Jesus is God. He is the second person of the Trinity. God the Father is the first person and the Holy Spirit is the third. Next you must understand and admit to the fact that you are a sinner, then ask God to foregive your sins. You may think that your sins are not foregivable, that there are too many of them, or there are some really bad sins. God recognizes sin as sin. He does not have a sliding scale that determines if your sins are foregivable, He forgives all sin. Next ask Jesus to come into you and lead your life. When you take these steps the Holy Spirit will indwell you and you will be "born again" or "saved". From that moment on, you are assured of eternal life in the presence of God.

Now if you are ready to accept Jesus as your Savior and let Him be your Lord but you are not sure how to do this, watch this short video with Pastor Greg Laurie, who will help you.




If you have taken this step, you are beginning a beautiful and glorious journey. Welcome!

So now what?
  • First you should get yourself a good Bible and begin to read. The Gospel of John is an excellent place to start. You should also read the Old Testament. For now read Genesis chapters 1 thru 11.
  • Find yourself a good bible teaching church and attend regularly. Be careful in this step. Many churches use the bible as a tool to get a large attendance, and do not quote the bible correctly or use it out of context.
  • Listen to what is being taught and verify that it is what the bible says. If not, seek a diferent church.
  • Once you have found the right church, get connected to the people there through small group bible studies and/or other activities.
  • Find someone who will be willing (and qualified) to answer questions that will come up as you study the Bible.
  • Find someone who will be an "accountability partner". As you begin your walk as a Christian, some of your old ways are going to tempt you and you will need someone you can turn to, who can give you good biblical advice.

Now you are on your way! You should be seeing changes in your life. You are a new creation, old things have left you, all things are new. This is a beautifull new life.

If you would like more info, contact me via email and I will provide you with answers quickly.

Scripture

These are a few key scripture verses that may help you in your walk.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 3:23

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me John 14:6