Most people disdain the whole idea; many Christians regard it as an out of date belief. “Who really believes this anyway?” some ask. “Why should I put my hope in something that no one believed until the nineteenth century? Why would anyone look for something that only recently appeared in the long history of the […]
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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Read the whole chapter here. Ephesians 2
We are dead in our trespasses and sins until we trust in Christ.
Once you put ALL your trust in Him you are BORN AGAIN into a new life IN CHRIST. You won’t act this out perfectly but a true change takes place in your heart. He gives you new desires. The main one being that you’ll want everyone (especially those you know and love already) to come to this knowledge as well. To come to repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ.
Faith in the risen Lord is a personal choice.
A baby can’t choose to put their trust in Christ. You aren’t “infused” through some type of…
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Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. – John 20:29
If such signs be possible, crave them not. If there be dreams, visions, voices, ask not for them. Crave not wonders, first, because it is dishonouring to the sacred Word to ask for them. You believe this Bible to be an inspired volume-the Book of God. The apostle Peter calls it “A more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed.” Are you not satisfied with that? When a person, in whose veracity you have the utmost confidence, bears testimony to this or that, if you straightway reply, “I would be glad of further evidence,” you are slighting your friend, and casting unjust suspicion upon him. Will you cast suspicion upon the Holy Ghost, who, by this word, bears…
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It doesn’t take long after we’re born to begin gathering knowledge. Is your tummy hungry? Cry and someone will feed you. Smile and the adults around you will smile back. That’s just the beginning of knowledge. Soon the child will learn to read, eat properly, and to discern right from wrong. We gather these bits…