(Adapted from Four Spiritual Laws, copyright 1965)

WE RESPOND - We must respond to what Christ did for us by repenting of our sin, and believing what God has done for us.

We respond with faith, not by trying to live a good life:
Ephesians 2.8-9 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.

We respond by believing and acknowledging Jesus as Lord of our life: Romans 10.9-10 – That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

In responding to what Christ did for us we need to trust God to forgive us completely of our sin, and allow Him to make us what He wants us to be. Just intellectually believing what the Bible says, or having an emotional experience is not enough: we must choose to follow Christ and accept His forgiveness for our sin. When we do this, we are made alive in Christ and are no longer spiritually dead and separated from God.

See How to Become a Christian for more information.

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