Accepting salvation a defining moment in life

Let’s talk about the changes we should experience once we have truly accepted God’s gracious gift of salvation.

Salvation results from a heartfelt confession that you are a sinner and need saving from your sins. As the result of God’s grace coupled with your personal faith in the atoning action of the sinless Son of God — Jesus — at Calvary, your sins are forgiven. (See Ephesians 2:8.) You also need to believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus. After salvation, you show your love by your discipleship to Jesus.

Accepting salvation should be such a defining moment for you that it should serve as a dividing point in your life. There should be a “before” picture of who you were prior to salvation, and then a noticeably different “after” picture representing the “new” you. (See II Corinthians 5:17.) As you mature in Christ, the new you becomes radically different from the old you.

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