I wanted something different. I wanted a better life for myself than I grew up with. And to do that I knew I needed to make better choices. And after discovering that this small group of people actually had morals, I knew there was something different about them, something I wanted. They gave me a warm welcome, which I thought was really nice, but since I didn't know anyone it was kind of hard for me to connect at first. But after feeling the presence of God, and seeing the different lifestyle these people were living, and the moral stance, I felt very drawn to it, and I knew from the first visit that I had to go back. After I started going there regularly, a young lady my age gave me a Bible study on salvation. I was shocked afterward! I’m sure you will be too after hearing what I am about to tell you.From the Bible, I found out that I wasn't really born again! What must I do to be saved according to the scripture?
Side Note: I highlighted the birth of the water in blue and the birth of the spirit in red so they will jump out at you in the scriptures:
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts 2: 38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Let’s dissect this!
***Step 1***: Repent (turn away from your sins). Mark 2:17 “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 4:17 “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” To read about step two read "Biblical Plan of Salvation" Part 2