Ruby is a freelance writer from the Philippines. Besides writing, she enjoys gardening and studying the Scripture.
Finding God is never complex.
In this world of confusion, every religion claims to be true and right with all their facts and bases. "Which one should I follow?" Oftentimes, many ask confused. Hence, with so many religions that we find in the world today, it can be sometimes confusing for people which one is really right. However, Christianity has never been that complex. Actually, it's super simple. God in His word has simplified things for us to easily follow. God's words are clear and sure. Thus, following Him doesn't have to be puzzling. We don't need to get confused. Further, becoming a Christian, obeying God in His Word, and living in the way He wants us to live, is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in this life. But how to become one may be puzzling to many. Find out how in this simple article.
1. Step One. Believe in Jesus the Lord.
Romans 10:9, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Believing is the first action we need to make. It is fundamental to one's faith and salvation. It is vital to following God as the Creator of this universe according to Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." He is the Source of our life and every good thing that we possess.
2. Step Two. Confess your sins.
1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Confessing one's sins is vital to one's belief and salvation. Of course, to receive pardon one has to confess as long as there is a chance. After confessing your sins, repentance must follow. This has to be a genuine repentance in order to receive pardon. Jesus' promise of forgiveness is sure and real. That's an assurance that everyone may claim. Coming to the feet of Jesus in prayer and humbling ourselves is a beautiful and healing experience. It gives relief from stress. It gives a special peace of mind. It gives strength to face another challenging day.
3. Step Two. Proclaim Christ to the world.
Deuteronomy 32:3 “For I proclaim the name of the Lord; Ascribe greatness to our God!
It is not just enough to believe and repent. But when a person is convinced to follow Jesus as His Savior, proclaiming Him before the world should almost be automatic. This stems out of the person's joy of believing in God and having Him in his life. It is his natural response to the goodness of God for life and every good thing He has given us in this world.
4. Step Four. Submit for baptism.
Mark 16:16, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
God’s is ever ready to give anyone a new heart, to renew one's nature. This renewal, is being born again. It is experiencing a change of heart. Apostle John calls this the “new birth” according to John 3:3-8. On the other hand, the sinner has also his part. He is to believe, to exercise faith, to repent, to confess Christ, to step forward in obedience to Him, to accept baptism, and to live to obey all of God’s commands.
It is not enough to mention God's wonderful name. It is never enough to:
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Confess and repent of your sins.
Proclaim God to the world.
And Submit for baptism.
On top of that, as His created beings, and as our response to His bidding, we ought to obey and do what God commands and wants us to do. We must do HIS will, not OUR will for He is God, therefore He has the right to tell us and even demand obedience from us. This concept is clearly revealed in His word via His servant John the Revelator. In the King James Version of the Bible text reads: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall. enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth. the will of my Father which is in heaven"(Revelation 1:3).
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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