How to Live as a Christian
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." (Acts 16:31) That's salvation. No one can steal it from you and it really obligates you to not do anything. Repent and it's the gift from God through his son Jesus. You can't earn it. After that, the Holy Spirit Baptism is a gift. Just thank God for him and he'll appear. And, when you repent in the future (do it daily), God renews your mind. If you want to find out renewing the mind works, don't repent for any reason for two weeks. Sin will build up and drive you nuts. But, repent, and your mind is renewed by the Holy Spirit. It really is that simple. "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)
God's Grace is Sufficient. "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." (2 Corinthians 12:9) Yep, if you sin, His grace is sufficient. I told God 2 years ago, "I ain't worrying about sin anymore. I'm not beating myself up over it, not controlling my thoughts, anything. Don't like it, God, kick me out. I don't give a fuck." He's still around. Oh, just admit you're a hypocrite, because we all are. You can never live above sin. That's why God's grace is sufficient.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27) Jesus promised you peace. Enjoy it. It's peace amid the storms, peace amid the calm (some people love drama–but you can have peace without it), peace, peace, peace. You can have peace in poverty, in wealth, in middle class, wherever you are. If you are a Christian and don't have peace, might want to look at #2 and #4, but I'll bet 2 is your problem. Money does not give you happiness or peace.
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:37-41) Follow Jesus's two commandments. If you do that, you'll fulfill all the law and all the commandments.
"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." (Galatians 5:24) Tell God everything in prayer, even if you are pissed at him. Tell him anyway. Let him have it. Do your worst. His ear is never tired. And, when done, listen for 10 minutes. Just listen. Ideas will pop into your head. That's the Holy Spirit chatting with you. God does not bring fear upon you, that's the devil. The flesh isn't your body. The flesh exalts itself over God. It is a thought that pops into your head that exalts you over God or says you don't need Him. The flesh also thinks Godly things are ridiculous. Don't listen to it or give it any space. Ignore such thoughts. Prayer is the thing that crucifies the flesh. Prayer is your weapon.
That's it. (By the way, I'm cussing for a reason I ain't sharing. No, God's grace is sufficient. :)
Nothing else is needed, required or even worth thinking about.
Satan loves to tell new Christians they have blasphemed the Holy Spirit and committed the unforgivable sin. Ever worry about that? Stop. Simple thing--if you have the fear you did comitt it, guess what? You didn't. Anyway, it is extremely hard to commit. You have to get to the place of Esau when he found "no place of repentance." In other words, it is a place that you get to when you don't repent, or are simply incapable of doing so. You can use the Holy Spirit as a curse word (and some do), you can think bad things about him, etc. None of that is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. It bothered me for years and even caused a nervous breakdown. It recently bothered me again, so I said, okay, what exactly is it. I learned some of what it really is from an ex-Satanist who said everything against the Holy Spirit you can imagine, he got saved and made it his mission to inform people what the unforgivable sin really is. It is basically you getting to a place of such a hardened heart, that you can't repent, which is very hard to get to. No Christian is going to consciously do that, and, honestly, few people get to that point Esau did. How about this? The Apostle Paul had Christians killed and called himself the chief of all sinners, and, glory to God, he wasn't beyond redemption, or repentance. God's mercy is so vast there is a literal river of Jesus's blood in heaven that covers all sins if one is ready to repent.
Yes, you can dress up like a woman (God accepts trangenders) and you can have a tattoo. Yes, you can listen to rock music. Yes, you can have a drink or two (Jesus said all things in moderation). No, you can't have an affair. LOL I don't even think he cares if you smoke weed here and there. He made it, after all. LOL
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