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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Justified, Dec 25, 2002.
After you are saved, then what did you do, or want to do?
Just been living for God nigh on 50 years now(and have never once regretted it!)
Tell others mate.
After salvation we need to perfect our salvation, become a disciple, become more like Him.
What is one of the first things you should study?
The book of John is a pretty good start.
Read the Bible.
Spend time with God.
I wanted to talk about it with other Christians, but I was not ready to tell others about it yet. Some are -- I just wasn't. I wanted to know more and more and make sure my life was a much better witness than it had been so I wouldn't be seen as a hypocrite.
I have found that those who were saved, then taught about the Holiness of God, had a completely different view of the many aspects of Christianity, then those who didn't!
Man's morality, will dictate his theology!
The most important thing that someone newly saved must do is to commit to becoming a disciple (student) of the Word and learn all he/she can about living their life as Christ did.
The first thing I wanted to do was learn every doctrine known. I was shortly thereafter challenged to read thru the Bible. I wanted everyone to know about Christ, and very disappointed when nobody would listen. I threw out all my JW books, and it was a hefty collection. And I went to church every time the doors opened. I had Bible study at my house twice a week, church Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. I insisted we get a door to door ministry going and did that on one evening per week. Ladies Bible study one morning at the church. And whatever else I could find to do that involved the Lord.
I think that's about all.
Quit drinking, smoking, hanging with wrong crowd. Start reading Bible, go to church, pray every single day, don't get discouraged cause you will mess up.
I pray for God to reveal my sins to me and help me overcome them. One thing I've learned as a newly saved person is that God doesn't just make you perfect once you're saved, it takes work and perserverance.....and LOTS of faith.
I got baptised.
Then let's ask: What's the first Doctrine a Christian should learn about, and why.
I have always seen that a Christian, after salvation should learn about God's holiness first, and then he could look and learn the proper perspective about the other Doctrines and dogma's of the Bible.
Man' morality, WILL dictate his Theology!
The new believer needs to know that he/she has just entered into a relationship with God, the Creator of Heaven and earth.Consequently, the remainder of their days on this earth should be spent getting to know and improving their relationship with the God of Heaven. I am of the naive belief that if our relationship is right with Him, then everything else will line up.
What did I do? Waited too long to try too hard to follow God. Kind of expected that things would just "come to me" gradually. And they have, but I could have been more persistent in finding them, and I would have found them faster.
What should I have done?
Worked harder to learn more, shared him more with others, been a better example of Him, prayed harder to get closer to God, and never let the world get in the way. Probably should have thought of myself as a child of God and sought Him more, instead of thinking of myself as directing my own course as often.
Now, since I've gotten more "serious" about it, I always remember whose I am. I am not the world's nor anyone in it's.
And in hindsight, it's always been worth it to follow Him, even if I'm stumbling along the way....
Justified, My Pastor suggested starting Bible reading in the book of John. But I started in Genesis...and it was the first time that I really enjoyed reading the geniologies.
What do you suggest a new believer should read/study first?
WisdomSeeker, you are correct. one should start "in the beginning"
WisdomSeeker, you are correct. one should start "in the beginning" Sorry don't know how it double posted!
[ January 09, 2003, 01:36 AM: Message edited by: Tentmaker ]