Have You Accepted God's Gift of Salvation?
I have read what the Bible says about Jesus, and after believing in Him and repenting of my sins, I was immersed (baptized) in water for the forgiveness of my sins.
I'm sure you agree that obeying God's word is the best choice in any situation (Acts 4:19-20)! Hebrews 5:8-9 promises that Christ is the source of eternal salvation to "all those who obey Him." Believing in Christ (Jn. 8:24, repenting of sins (Acts 17:30-31), and being baptized for the forgiveness of your sins (Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38, 22:16) are all part of obedience to Christ. But, of course, obedience is what is expected of anyone who calls Jesus Lord (Mt. 7:21; Lk. 17:10). Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (Jn. 14:6). How do we get to the Father? We must go through Jesus. How do we get into Jesus? We are "baptized into Christ" (Rom. 6:3-6; Gal. 3:27). I am glad you have obeyed God's word in this matter!
Now that you are in Christ by obeying what has been written, you can know that you have eternal life (1 Jn. 5:13)! If you have doubts that you have eternal life, please click here to learn more about the assurance God wants us to have.
The Christians in the first century assembled together on every first day of the week. Sunday is the day of the week that our Lord and Savior rose from the grave (Matt. 28:1-7). The Christians assembled on this day to partake of the Lord's Supper and to proclaim His death, burial, and resurrection, and to have communion with Jesus (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-26, 10:16). As this is the example we see in the New Testament, we are to continue this practice (Heb. 10:25).
When we are baptized, God adds us to His body of believers (His church) (Acts 2:41, 47; 1 Cor. 12:13). If you have obeyed God by being immersed in water (baptized) for the forgiveness of your sins (Acts 2:38), God has added you to His church. As the church is the body of Christ (Col. 1:18, 24), we must remain one, just as He is one (Jn. 17:21; 1 Cor. 1:10). We must meet regularly as the church did in the New Testament, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves (Heb. 10:25). Do you know where the congregation of God's people meets near you?
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