So you've already made the decision to start following God and
you've put your trust in Jesus! You may still have some doubts or you
may be utterly convinced and surely "Born Again!"
In either case we encourage you to keep examining more 'faith
strengthening' practical EVIDENCE for your new faith;
it is NOT a blind faith, but is based on the REAL GOD who created all
life!! (& Who has left SO MUCH EVIDENCE for His Existence!!)
Keep pouring your heart out to Him, and start to read the Bible
(see note below about Bible Versions)
Read either Mark or John to begin, and then the whole New
Testament (and Genesis -the first book of the Bible)
Plus maybe “a Psalm a day”… Maybe also “a Proverb a day”…)
YOU'LL FIND ALL THESE "BOOKS"
in the Index at the front of your Bible.
Ask God to lead you to the right church, too. A good church is often
hard to find…But it’s important to have friendship with other
(And you should get baptized soon too!)
Yet always let the Bible and the Holy Spirit be your first Teachers!
By the way--if you're not sure yet that you should TRUST the Bible--
I totally understand. There are a lot of lies in our pop culture against
the Bible, it's historicity, the many changes that have supposedly
been made to it,
the "lost gospels" being omitted, Constantine and so forth--
we have SOLID ANSWERS to these controversies--E-mail Us!
(and Ask God about it!)
But for sure start reading the Bible no matter what;
if your heart is inclined to please God and learn about Him--
You're going to be amazed!
Also I'd encourage you to read our Mind-boggling book,
"Did the Bible Predict...?"
Available Free on this Website! (as a PDF file)
You're embarking on an EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE!!!
And please write to tell us about it! We’d LOVE to hear about your
new faith, and we’d love to answer ANY questions you might have and
provide resources! (We can also recommend churches).
Our E-mail is email@example.com
Bible Versions: Do NOT read the "Message" Bible. The best versions are: New
American Standard or the New King James (The Old King James is good too but
most people find it hard to understand).
If you're not the greatest reader, the NIV is a good choice.
If even that's hard--try the New Living Translation--or the Bible on CD!
Also, do not just automatically trust preachers in churches or on the TV!!
Please don't spend MORE TIME learning from men than you do learning directly
from the Bible. Besides which God will SPEAK TO YOU through it!...
Always pray first, asking God to help you to understand what you're reading and
to speak to your heart... But don't worry when there's lots you don't understand
yet--that's totally to be expected as a New Christian! Just concentrate on what
you DO understand, start applying it to your life... And keep talking to the Lord;
pour out your heart to Him and ask Him all your questions...Try to obey Him as
best you can... And when you mess up, confess your sin to Him, ask Him to
forgive you (and to help you to be stronger!), and He is "faithful and just to
forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness" (1John 1:9). Really. Keep
repenting when you sin--but don't forget that He is full of mercy and grace!
Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed on Him, If you
continue in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.