When you accept Jesus into your life, you are instantaneously changed into a Child of God, because He makes you NEW inside, you are BORN AGAIN. Religion attempts to change the beliefs of people by training and indoctrination. That is why the emphasis of churches is on indoctrination and Bible study. All the Bible study in the world cannot change you into a child of God. That is why Jesus said to the pharisees:"15Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You traverse land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are."Matthew 23:15.
The situation in Christian churches is exactly the same today. Churches are full of unrepentant sinners. They have various teachings and Bible studies but they are not children of God, they are not born again, they are not new inside, they are sinners.
When you accept Jesus and commit to follow and obey Him, He makes you new inside. He blots out the sins of your past and gives you a new beginning. He changes your heart so that you have a desire for the kingdom of God, for purity and holiness. He sets you free from the bondage of sin and addictions but you have to stay with your commitment to Jesus, obey Him. You have to turn from sin, do not go back to the sin that Jesus delivered you from. Clean up your life, get rid of the things that cause you to sin. Produce fruit of repentance, sin no more. Turn from following your own mind, going after your selfish desires, ambitions and the pleasures of sin. Put your mind on Jesus and on obeying Him. Once you have cleaned up your life and you show fruit of repentance you are ready to be baptized in water as Jesus commanded. Then you are ready to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, that Jesus promised to those who have accepted Him. Then pray, seek Jesus for the infilling with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth and will teach you all things, if you have received Him and if you keep on following Him.
The words of Jesus, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are the words of eternal life. The Holy Spirit will also remind you of those words, so that you will know and be able to do what Jesus requires of you. If you keep on seeking to please and follow Jesus, the Holy Spirit will guide you into fruitfulness that will lead to eternal life.
Many people hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and accept Him. They are born again, but they do not stay with Jesus. Many just become religious but their deeds are evil, they are sinners, and they perish, they end up in hell. Jesus told the parable of the sower. He said: " 18“Hear then the parable of the sower. 19“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. 20“The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. 22“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”Matthew 13:18-23.
When Jesus comes into your life the transformation is immediate, but sadly not all those who accept Him will be saved in the end. Only those who are stay with Him and bear fruit for His kingdom will have eternal life.
If Jesus is in your life, you will bear fruit of holiness and righteousness. You will not sin. You will bring others to Jesus so that they can also be part of His kingdom. Jesus said:“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.” John 15:1-6.
If Jesus is in you and you are with Him you will be a changed person. Your life and your deeds will show that you are a child of God. Have you accepted Jesus and have you been changed into a child of God?
If not, then accept Jesus, ask Him to come into your life and change you to be a child of God. If you once accepted Jesus but you have gone astray and did not follow Him, go back to Jesus. Repent, turn from your evil ways and go after Jesus with all your power. Seek for Him to change you and then DO what is pleasing to Him. Stay with Him, you will be changed and bear good fruit.
If you are not CHANGED into a child of God, follow and obey Jesus and do what He commands, you are not fit for heaven, and will not enter. Accept Jesus, be changed and stay with Jesus before it is too late.
May Jesus bless you.