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Completely New After Saying I Do

The moment a person says “I do” to accepting the fact that he is a sinner and has no way of saving himself, and thus, believes on the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, he is born anew. He has been saved unto a realm of absolute confidence and born again into a living hope (2) ; (3). He has been sealed by the Spirit and marked with the marks of divine ownership (4), having been purchased with a price – the blood of Christ (5). “For by grace are ye saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:5a).

It is vital that the believer realize that this salvation is not based on meritorious works. Rather, it is an act that places trust and confidence in Christ alone to save on the basis of His work on the cross (6). After the initial act of faith, he enters into a perfect standing. He has continuous access into God’s grace (7), into God’s throne (8) and into a household (9); (10) characterized by the joy and confidence of hope.

It is so important for us to know these things that we may do as Paul said in II Timothy 1:13: “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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