Where do I go to find the real
Jesus Christ is one of the most powerful figures throughout all of history; his life, his illegal trial, and the story of his death, burial, resurrection and assentation to heaven is known around the world.
To begin to know him… we need to read the biographies of Christ, written by men who knew him personally or those closest to the lives and people involved… we begin with the Bible.
The Bible contains 66 books, authored by Almighty God as dictated to various men through out history.
Of these 66 books, 5 speak directly about the life of Jesus Christ they are:
The books of:
We encourage you to start with the book of Luke and Acts, Luke wrote both of these books under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost and as a doctor by profession, he methodically did much research as well. These books flow together to make the history and the story of the Biblical Jesus and the Church easy to understand.
How do I respond?
Many people (millions) because of the compelling love story of how Almighty God robed himself in flesh and was born of a virgin, how he lived helping so many people – healing the sick, delivering those who were demon possessed, raising the dead, and more… chose to believe in his death, burial and resurrection (this is know as the Gospel, or Good news), and to believe that the Lord came for one purpose and that was to save and deliver us from, sin, death and hell.
How do I become Biblically saved according to the Bible?
At this point, many being moved by the care and love of God, will repent (turn away from things that hurt the Lord, to doing things that please him) and at that point they want to be saved as taught in the book of Acts.
Obeying the Gospel creates a new person, a new creature in Christ.
Salvation is an extremely simple process…
1) Chose to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
that he is who he said he is, Is 9:6
that he is none other than Almighty God manifested in the flesh, Co.2:9
that he lived, died and rose again on the third day – that’s called the Gospel, and he did that to take away your sins, I Cor, 15 1:3
that he deeply loves you personally and desires a strong powerful, intimate relationship with you, Matt. 11:28
2) Repent and turn to God
Repentance is a type of dying out to your own will and your own selfish desires and ambitions, turning from sin and turning to the Lord, to do his will. Matt 3:2, Rom. 6:2
3) Be water baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ –
That means fully dunked – immersed under the water in the beautiful name of the Lord Jesus Christ this will washed away all your sins.
This is a type of burying the old you that you put to death in repentance, and identifying with Christ, here is where you rake on his name and where the blood of Jesus is applied to your life and you become free from sin…this brings you in to the family of Christ. Acts 2:38, Acts 19:1-7, Rom 6:3,4, I Cor 15:4
4) Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost
This is a very powerful but normal salvation experience for believers, we invite Jesus Christ to take up residence within our spirit.
The Lord himself will baptize you with this precious gift and you will know you have received it when you speak in a language you have never learned, at that point you have full assurance of being saved according to the Biblical Apostolic method and have received the pentecostal experience.
John 3:5, Acts 2:38, Rom. 6:4, Colossians 2:12
We refer to obeying the Gospel as someone who is an Apostolic Pentecostal or a Bible Believing Christian.
What is a Bible believing Christian?
A Bible Believing Christian is totally different from a “denominational” Christian such as: Catholic, Anglican, United, Lutheran, Baptist, Alliance, Trinitarian Pentecostal, Church of Christ, or other churches that most people are familiar with in their neightbourhood.
No one is asking that you join a denominational church group.
When we speak of a Bible Believing Christian I’m speaking of someone who believes the Bible completely and basis all his beliefs on the Word of God; as opposed to denominational Christians who believe in creeds or in an organization or in the traditions of men that are held within these groups.
For a Bible Believing Christian the Bible is the source of all doctrine (teaching) and practices. The caution here is that you must properly know how to apply the 66 books to your life; otherwise you can actually do spiritual damage to yourself.
See Peter’s admonition to be cautious…
2 Pet 3:16 (KJV)
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.