"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."-- Matthew 6:13

Deliver Us From Evil

"I once was lost, but now I'm found; was blind, but now I see." -- Amazing Grace, spiritual
 In 1978, 34% of Americans claimed to have had a born-again experience (Tidball, 9).

"Being born again means to have the life-changing experience of turning one's life over to Jesus" (Hadden, 91).  New Birth is an experience that has been created by the accepting of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and when an individual receives Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, the Holy Spirit causes a spiritual rebirth to occur.  God unites his spirit with your spirit together and therefore you shall never be abandoned by Him.   New Birth is a  necessity in order to gain salvation.  Without the repentance of sins, salvation cannot be obtained and the consequence is eternal punishment in hell.

The feelings and actions during this conversion or new birth can range anywhere from happiness to tears.  "Shekinah" is a Hebrew word meaning, 'the glory, radiance, or presence of God.'  It is the Old Testament equivalence of being filled with the Holy Spirit."  This word is often used to refer to the born-again experience and the quality of life that proceeds (Hadden, 91).

Along with keeping the faith in Jesus Christ, we need to help others be saved if we want to be saved.  On the website, Proactive Evangelism Ministries, a list of DOs and DON'Ts provides tips on how to help guide your friend into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Follow the links to read more about salvation:

Read what Jerry Falwell preaches about salvation.

Read what our street evangelist, Bill, holds true about salvation.

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