How to know God
Christ wants to establish a relationship with you today!
The gospel is the most important information a church can teach. The gospel is the good news about how we can relate to God. It answers the deepest questions about human beings: why we are here, and what God requires of us.
The gospel is you, personally, receiving, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation; believing the Bible to be the divinely inspired, plenary/complete, infallible, and authoritative Word of God; accepting that your salvation is wholly of grace through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; that all who receive Him are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God; and that no rite, no ceremony, or work can avail for a sinner's salvation or make your salvation more secure; that Christ is the only and all-sufficient Savior.
In order to “be saved,” you must be born again; that this new birth is you as a new creation in Christ Jesus. It is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth, the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and newness of life. Salvation restores our judicial relationship to God, and the penalty incurred by sin is fully satisfied through the death of Christ. You must believe that it is given, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith by grace. There is a process that begins at salvation and culminates in glorification; this process of growth should occur in the lives of all believers, and it is effectual through the influence of the Holy Spirit, the study of the Bible, a consistent prayer life, faithful involvement in a Bible-believing local church, and daily obedience to scriptural truths. But this doesn’t mean that you will become perfect now since man still possesses a sinful nature after salvation, sinless perfection is not possible in this life, but only in the life to come.
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