Becoming a Christian is the best thing that can happen to a person; the second best thing is for a new believer to be baptized and become an active member of a Bible-teaching church!
- Why is this important? Because the Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” (CSB)
Think about it. God’s promise to you is that you are a new person. Whereas you used to be spiritually dead, dead in your sins, unresponsive to knowing God in a personal way, not interested in the Bible, God’s Word, and unable to enjoy true fellowship with other Christians. When you trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior you became a new creation, meaning all your sins are forgiven, you can now enjoy friendship with God and His people, the church, and have God’s assurance that heaven is in your future!
- So, what’s next? How do I live this new life? This verse in Galatians 2:20 tells you how to live your life each and every day as a new creation in Christ: “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”(CSB)
Don’t miss this: your salvation was not earned by anything you have done. The perfect, sinless Son of God, Jesus Christ, died for your sins, so that you would not have to die for your sins! Therefore, let Jesus live His life through you, trusting Him completely to guide your daily decisions. Why? Because He loves you and gave His life for you!