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Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Christmas is not Christian

Ho, Ho, Ho?

“Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.” -Zechariah 2:6

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” -Isaiah 55:1

“Ho, ho” in the Scriptures indicated a call from God to something important to pay attention to. In the secular world, “ho, ho, ho” is the laugh of a jolly fat man in a red and white suit, who goes by the name of “Santa Claus.”

The ancient Germanic god named Thor used to ride on a chariot pulled by two goats, named Cracker and Gnasher. Thor used to shout “ho, ho, ho!”

At the end of certain ancient plays, a person dressed up like a devil would run out onto the stage, and yell “ho, ho, ho!”

God’s cry of “ho!” is a call of salvation to the lost – see Isaiah chapter 55. Santa’s cry of “ho, ho, ho” is no different than the cry of the devil, or of Thor, who also yelled “ho, ho, ho!” This was not a cry to come to salvation, but a cry to run far from the Lord.

Thor:



Santa Claus:



We are all familiar with Santa’s little green elves. The Bible has another name for them. It calls them devils. There is another character that used to be always present with Mr. Claus, and his name was Krampus.

While Santa would give the rewards for good behavior, it was delegated to Krampus to dole out the punishments for the naughty children.

The image we have of Santa Claus these days, was because of the makeover Coca-Cola gave him. This is why he is in red and white.

Before Santa's makeover, he had a very different look:



The goat-like figure with him was Krampus (who was also known under the name of “Black Peter.”)

Krampus is still acknowledged in some other countries, but not so much in America anymore.



They were a team - Saint Nick and Krampus. In America, we just say Santa Claus, which is Saint Nick and Krampus melded into one person - Santa for the Saint Nick part, and Claus for the Krampus part. Santa means "saint," and the word Krampus means CLAW. In this case, Santa is an anagram for Satan. Claus sounds identical to the word "claws," which is what Krampus means. Santa Claus is indeed Satan's Claws.

Satan uses Santa to get people into his grasp. He bribes their flesh with candy, presents, merriment, and other hedonist goodies. He lulls them into an indifference to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

What About Celebrating Christmas Without Santa Claus?

What about Christians celebrating Christmas without utilizing the Santa Claus lie? After all, Christmas is about the birth of Christ, isn’t it? Nope.

Jesus was not born on December 25th. Further, we are not told in the Scriptures to celebrate His birth. We are told to show His death until He comes, via communion, but there is no command about celebrating His birth. None.

Many people have deduced that Jesus was actually born on September 11. This has been deduced via Bible timelines, a close study of astronomy in conjuntion with Revelation chapter 12, and more. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the last Adam. Many people believe that Christ was born on the same day that the first Adam was created, which was on Tishri 1. In the year 3 B.C., Tishri 1 fell on what would have been our September 11. Wouldn’t it be fitting, if the devil tried to detract from our Lord’s real birth with such disasters as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001?

Whether Jesus was born on September 11 or not, we know for sure that He wasn’t born on December 25th. Just studying the course of the Levitical priests - Zechariah’s course, plus the fact that December was too cold for the shepherds to be out, show us that December 25 was not the day Christ was born.

Interestingly enough, someone famous was purported to have been born around December 25th, and it was not Jesus…

Around December 21st, pagans around the world celebrated the birth of Baal. Now, different areas of the world called him under different names. To some he was Thor, Moloch, Bel, or Mythra, and other myriads of names. On this day, the pagan false goddess known as Ashtoreth in the Bible (who was actually Nimrod’s wife, according to Babylonian tablets, and was named Semiramis) claimed to have given virgin birth to her husband, who was worshipped as a god. Nimrod died, and Semiramis came up pregnant, claiming it to be a miraculous virgin birth, and claimed that it was her own god-husband being born from her "virgin" womb.

Meanwhile, it used to be that on December 6, a Greek Roman Catholic bishop who was known under the name “Sinter Klaas” was celebrated as the patron saint of Amsterdam, Holland. It’s told that he used to give presents to the poor on December 6 – the Roman Catholic “Saint Nicholas Day.”

In the Roman Church’s attempt to get pagans to join the harlot Roman Catholic church, they combined the pagan birthday celebration of Baal with the unscriptural Roman Catholic Sinter Klaas Saint Nicholas Day. Sometime after the Revolutionary war, the day of this newly combined holiday was moved to December 25th.

Baal is a false Christ, and mass is a pagan ritual, in which it was believed that the pagan god turned into bread, and wine into the god's blood, and the people would then cannablize/vampirize their god, via the bread and wine. They would also burn incense to this god. Further, they gave great honor to this god's mother, Ashtoreth, who was also known as "the queen of heaven:"

“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.” -Jeremiah 7:18

“But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.” -Jeremiah 44:17

Mass is part of the Mystery Babylon religion, started in Genesis 10:8-10, which was a satanic counterfeit of the prophecy of Genesis 3:15. For detailed information and more explanation of this, click here.

Christmas is not Christian. It is pagan – Baal, the false Christ, mas = mass. Christians don’t celebrate mass. Christmas is more accurately - Baal-Mass.

This winter solstice false virgin birth holiday became widely known as the Roman holiday of Saturnalia (which, for a while was celebrated from Dec. 17-23). The central deity of Saturnalia was symbolized by the planet "star" Saturn.. The Bible gives us one of the names for the Saturn/star god – Remphan:

“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.” -Amos 5:26

“Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.” -Acts 7:43

The above two Scriptures, in their reference to “the star of your god,” is referring to the ancient, pagan Christmas! Christmas was around long before Christianity was – it was just known under different names, but much of the celebration of it is still the same today, as it was then.

Remember, it wasn't changed to the name "Christmas," until after the Roman Catholic church combined the pagan holiday with an unscriptural Roman Catholic holiday. Christianity had nothing to do with it; it never did.

When the Separatists came to the New World – America, they came with the desire to worship God in spirit and in TRUTH:

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” -John 4:24

The Separatists were different than the Puritans, in that the Separatists were not protestants who separated from the Roman Catholic church, and then were trying to purify the Roman Catholicism out of the Protestant churches. No, the Separatists weren’t Roman Catholic or Protestant. They were a people who were simply trying to worship and follow the Lord according to the Bible, and not after some man-made church. If the church didn’t line up with the Bible, then they separated themselves from it.

Later, Puritans, Protestants, and Roman Catholics, etc. came to the New World, as well. However, it was illegal to bring Christmas to some areas of the New World, and for good reason. The Separatists and Puritans of old knew the origins of Christmas, in that it was pagan and Roman Catholic, and had not a lick of biblical Christianity in it.

"For preventing disorders, arising in several places within this jurisdiction by reason of some still observing such festivals as were superstitiously kept in other communities, to the great dishonor of God and offense of others: it is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so offending shall pay for every such offence five shilling as a fine to the county."

From the records of the General Court, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 11. 1659

Slowly, the Roman Catholics brought the pagan-catholic helladay of Christmas into America, and eventually it was legal to celebrate this heretical holiday. In the beginning, only Roman Catholic churches had Christmas décor and celebrations. Later, sister churches to the Roman Catholic church, such as the Episcopalians, Anglicans, Lutherans, and more, started joining in on the Christmas festivities.

The first Christmas pageant in America was at the Catholic Holy Trinity church in Boston, in 1851. It all just continued down hill from there.

Now, good luck finding any “Christian” church that doesn’t partake, in some way or other, with this pagan helladay.

But, it's What's in the Heart that Counts, Right?

Many Christians already know most or all of the above, but they celebrate Christmas anyways. They say it’s what’s in the heart that matters, and that the Lord knows they are celebrating the birth of Christ, and that’s what counts. Is that good enough? Let’s find out:

“Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” -Jeremiah 10:2-4

1) “Learn not the way of the heathen.” - Christmas is clearly heathen. It was NEVER a Christian holiday, and Jesus was definitely NOT born on or near December 25.

2) “Be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them.” – Part of this is Remphan/'the star of your god,' which is Saturn, which is part of the pagan celebration of Saturnalia, which is the progenitor of Christmas.

3) “The customs of the people are vain.” - Celebrating Christmas as custom or tradition is a vanity. We are not to learn the ways of the heathen, and we are not to follow after their vain customs.

4) “For one cutteth a tree out of the forest.” – What do you think this is talking about? YES – Christmas trees. The pagan Mystery Babylon birthday celebration of the false virgin birth of the false god Baal, was celebrated with what we now call “Christmas trees!” These trees had different names through the centuries, LONG before the title "Christmas tree" was invented.

5) “They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” – The Christmas tree was brought home, put into it’s tree stand, and had been decorated. The Christmas tree, in all truth, is actually an Idol-a-tree.

Christians are called to be salt and light – see the Sermon on the Mount. This means we are NOT to follow the ways of the heathen, or the vain customs and traditions of men. Christmas is not Christian, and it never was. Christians, come out of her:

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” -Revelation 18:4

Forsake Christmas. Have nothing to do with it. Follow the Lord and His ways, not the ways of the heathen. Worship the Lord in Spirit and in TRUTH.

Celebrating Christmas, and saying you are celebrating Jesus’ birthday is like you celebrating your husband’s birthday on your ex-boyfriend’s birthday. Does that sound like a good thing to do? What if the roles were reversed? What if your husband decided to throw you a birthday party not on your birthday, but on his ex-girlfriend’s birthday? Further, he served her favorite cake, and the presents he gave you were things she wanted, not what you wanted. That is not acceptable.

Let us not dishonor the Lord by supposedly celebrating Christ’s birthday on Mythra’s/Baal’s birthday, and by doing so in such a repugnant way.

Decide.

“Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:14-15

Church members, families, and children sing around the Idol-a-tree, which is against Jeremiah 10:2-4 and more:



or, you can

Follow the Word of God, and forsake Baal-Mass:



When you lie to your children about Santa Clause, and/or decorate a tree, and say it has anything at all to do with Jesus' birth, you are lying, and therefore pleasing the father of lies:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." -John 8:44

It is NOT what's in the heart that counts:

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" -Jeremiah 17:9

The truth is what we are supposed to follow. As Christians, we are supposed to worship the Lord in spirit and in TRUTH:

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." -John 4:24

Christmas is not truth. It came from pagan winter solstice festivals and Saturnalia.

Jesus wasn't born on Dec. 25th, the pagan false deity from Mystery Babylon was.

See The Two Babylons.

This pagan deity was celebrated via the evergreen tree (green tree). Following the pagan traditions, but giving them "Christian names" is deception, and is not worshipping the Lord in spirit and in truth. Further, it can provoke the Lord to jealousy:

"And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree." -1 Kings 14:22-23

In Revelation, we read about the 24 elders casting their crowns at the feet of Jesus as a form of worship:

"The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." -Revelation 4:10-11

When the wise men came to worship Jesus, they presented gifts to Him:

"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:11

A woman met Jesus, and anointed His feet:

"And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment." -Luke 7:38

When we decorate a tree, and put gifts under it, we are polluting the name of Christ, and are practicing idolatry. Christmas trees have nothing to do with Jesus, He wasn't born on December 25th, and we are not told to celebrate His birthday. This doesn't mean it's wrong to celebrate His birthday, we aren't told not to, either. If you wish to celebrate it, it should be in September, not on Dec. 25, which is a pagan day in celebration of the birth of Tammuz/Bel. A Christmas tree is an idol, and has been around since Nimrod, you can read a bit about in Genesis. Christmas trees are idol-a-trees:

"For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." -Jeremiah 10:3-4

Tree Worship in India





Tree Worship in China:



Tree worship began with Nimrod in Babylon, and spread to Assyria, Egypt, and all over the world. The beginning of tree worship:







The Modern Tree Idol in America and Other Countries:



"For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." -Jeremiah 10:3-4

In all fairness, let's look at a portion in the above Scripture not often discussed - "the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe." This leaves room for the use of the tree to be carved into the form of an idol. While this often was the case, it was not the only case, as shown with the above pictures. Whether the tree is carved into some sort of shape, or fastened in one spot, and decorated as is, it is still an idol.

"As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols." -Ezekiel 20:39

Having a Christmas tree, and following the vain traditions of unbelievers (Jer. 10:1-2) is not good. The Israelites did this when Moses went up onto the mount to receive the Ten Commandments. They built a golden calf for a festival in worship unto the Lord:

"And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play." -Exodus 32:4-6

The people combined the traditions of Egypt with the worship of the Lord. If you read further, you'll find that the Lord was about to kill each and every one of them, but Moses interceded on behalf of the Israelites. God is a righteously jealous God, and we have no right, as Christians, to celebrate "Christmas," as it has nothing to do with Christ. It is the day of Bel's birth, and was celebrated with trees, wreaths (fertility symbol), and more.

Some people say that Christmas indeed used to be pagan, but is now Christian. If that is the case, then why do Christians celebrate this almost exactly how it was celebrated by the pagans, before Jesus was born? Christmas is pagan, and we need to come out of it. Plain and simple. By claiming Christ, and celebrating Christmas, one is guilty of the same sin of the Israelites and the molten calf. They were claiming Jehovah and the Egyptian festival, and you can read what happened to them in Exodus 32.

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." -Jeremiah 10:2-4

"As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols." -Ezekiel 20:39

Jesus said that if we love Him, we will do what He says. He is the Word of God made flesh, and He is God. The Bible tells us Jesus' commands. The Bible tells us not to follow the vain customs of the people, and Christmas is a vain custom of the people.

For Further Study, and some of my References for this Article

Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas

The Two Babylons

Christmas in Ritual and Tradition.


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org. If you can't find or start a home church in your area, then look for a Family Integrated Church, an Independent Baptist church, or look in your phonebook for a nearby Baptist church.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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