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How To Live After Salvation


ONCE A PERSON IS SAVED THEY ARE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST AND THE BIBLE SAYS THEIR LIFESTYLE WILL CHANGE

2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."



HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD DO AFTER SALVATION:


You should attend Church


 

 

You should attend a good, fundamental church regularly so that your faith can be strengthened by the preaching of God's Word; and so you can grow spiritually and be encouraged by the fellowship of other Christians. Church is where you can go to express your love, faithfulness, and worship to God. Church is where we can learn how to be a Christian, and where the Pastor and spiritual leaders can help you and encourage your faith. The Bible warns us, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." ~ (Hebrews 10:25).  

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You should tell others about what Jesus did for you.

 

It is important for you to openly declare Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord to others, as it establishes the testimony of your faith. Once you have accepted Jesus Christ, tell someone. Don't keep it a secret. The Bible says that "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." ~ (Matthew 10:32).



You should Pray. 

 




Prayer is vital to your spiritual growth. God is your Heavenly Father, and He wants to hear from you and have daily fellowship with you. Not only does He promise to answer your prayers, but as you pray He will also provide guidance and spiritual strength. The Bible tells us to "Pray without ceasing" ~ (1 Thessalonians 5:17).



You should read the Bible




The King James Bible is God's Word, and as you read from it every day, it will cause you to grow spiritually (2 Timothy 2:15). As you study His written word (start with the Gospel of John or Romans), He will strengthen your faith, speak to your heart, and give you guidance and direction for every need and decision in your life. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." ~ (Psalms 119:105).



You should be Baptized



Talk to your Pastor and obey the Lord's command to be baptized in water as a public expression of your repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19). Water baptism does not save you or wash away your sins, but is an act of your obedience in God's Word. It symbolically shows that you have died to the old sinful life, and have risen in the newness of the Life of Christ. The scriptures say "...Repent and be baptized" ~ (Acts 2:38).


You should live a Holy life




We need to keep in mind that Jesus saved us FROM our sins. Christians are not perfect; However, God wants you to "aim" toward perfection. That is, your goal must be to grow in submitting yourself to the new nature of His Spirit in your heart, follow the example of Jesus, and live a godly and wholesome life that's free from sin. (Hebrews 12:14) Your faith in God will cause a desire to obey Him and do those things pleasing in His sight. "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God." ~ (Colossians 1:10).

~ Doug Swafford


 
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