Questions about becoming and being a Christian: 6. If I become a Christian how could I keep up the lifestyle?
If I become a Christian how could I keep up the lifestyle?
The bad news is you can’t ‘keep up that lifestyle’. The Bible says each one of us is naturally bad all the way through, like a rotten fruit, an apple that’s gone off and is diseased to the core. The good news is that the Christian life isn’t about us, and what we can do to improve. Instead it’s about what Jesus has done and what the Holy Spirit does inside us.
God never leaves or forgets someone who is trusting in Jesus. The Bible says that a Christian is a ‘child of God’. He promises to help us and gives us the strength and ability to be the people we ought to be.
A Christian is well aware that they are not always the person God wants them to be, but the forgiveness which comes through Jesus’ death on the cross was for sin – past, present, and future.
The Christian life is a series of new beginnings. We should no longer love doing wrong and indulge in it. However, when as Christians we do wrong, we can have confidence that ‘we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus the Righteous One.’ (1 John 2 v. 1) He will wash us from all our stains and help us as we press on with Him. As a Christian trusts and obeys God, he receives real and lasting joy. God has saved us, and will keep us until we either leave this earth or Jesus returns.
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