Salvation is simple: We furnish the sinner; He [Christ] furnishes the Savior! The moment we acquiesce to the clarion call of the Gospel, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” (Mat. 11:28), the yoke of sin in our life is broken!
However, the complexity does not lie in accepting this simple truth, but in how we are to live this new life.
If you asked five Christians how to live this Christian life, you probably would receive ten different answers. The truth is most Christians do not know how to live the Christian life.
So, out of habit they try to “fit in,” or live life by a series of rules and regulations:
This book is intended to point you in the right direction for those and many others questions to be answered – the Cross, and what Christ did for us there.
Questions and Answers about Christian Living
(Quotes from “Okay, I’m Saved … Now What?)
Question: What happened to me the moment I was Saved?
Answer: You got Justified! Justified or justification means God now looks at your record just as if you never sinned. Salvation is an act of God whereby eternal life is imparted to the person who believes (II Cor. 5:17; Tit. 3:5; I Pet. 1:3; I Jn. 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1-4, 18). John 1:12, 13 indicate that “born again” also carries the idea that we become “children of God” through trust in the name of Jesus Christ.
Question: Is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit necessary in a Believer’s life?
Answer: As Salvation transformed your life from darkness to light, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit will, lead you into a greater depthness of Jesus Christ, and give you a greater revelation of Who Jesus is, and what He did for you on the Cross.
Question: Why should we pray?
Answer: Prayer is essential in the Christian’s life. Without it your witness will be far less effective and you will be far more vulnerable to the enemy.
The Scriptures encourage us to, “Rejoice evermore and to Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I The. 5:16-18).
Question: Why Should I read and study the Bible?
Answer: We should read and study the Bible because it is God’s Word to us. The Bible is literally “God-breathed”
Question: Why did I lose most of my friends when I chose to follow Jesus Christ?
Answer: People who love sound doctrine don’t mix well with other people who do not have a heart for sound doctrine. Many people claim to love God but when they do not love and cling to sound doctrine then they really do not love God.
Question: What if I drink in “moderation,”
Answer: You have been given a new life. What you build or do not build on it is up to you. Yet, keep in mind, your fun of today may be your sadness of tomorrow.
Over the years I’ve heard the same excuses given to legitimize a Christian drinking, “Jesus, drank wine,” “I know other Christians who drink,” “What’s the harm,” etc, etc…
Let me emphasize these important truths:
· You are now a member of the family of heaven,
· Your Father is God,
· The Divine Nature of Christ lives in you,
· You are a Chosen generation,
· You belong to a Royal priesthood,
· You are a Holy nation,
· You are a peculiar people that should show forth the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Simply put, the slate of your old life with all its failures, faults and sins has been wiped clean.
You now have the responsibility to walk in this new life, live in this new life, and grow in this new life as a Christian.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Cor. 5:17).
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About the Author:
Langston, a former U.S. Naval military officer, faithfully served his country for 27 years before retiring in 2003. He is founder and senior pastor of the Pilgrim Outreach Ministries.
Langston is ordained and licensed through World Evangelism Fellowship of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a 1976 graduate of El Campo high school in El Campo, Texas.
USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
Naval Telecommunications Center (NTCC) Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines
USS Fletcher (DD-992)
Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California
Naval Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), European Central, Naples, Italy
Service School Command, Radioman “A” Communications School, San Diego, California
AWARDS: NATO Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
James and his wife Cecilia have been married for more than 34 years and have six children and twelve grandchildren.
They live overseas in Italy.
James Langston, Senior Pastor,
Pilgrim Outreach Ministries Naples, Italy
“Okay, I’m Saved … Now What?”