.K.! NEW CHRISTIAN....WHAT NOW? by Elmer G. Magnussen
If you are a new Christian, there are some very
important things you need to
know. First, you need to know exactly what has happened to you. Second,
you need to know God's provisions for your future growth and service to Him.
The entire world today is seeking wisdom! Education is prevalent in every
city. Literally thousands of young and old alike are attending universities.
But how many of them really know the meaning of wisdom? Wisdom is seeing
things from God's point of view.
The following testimony is that of a man by the name of Andre.
I WAS IN PRISON, AND YOU CAME TO ME (Matthew 25:36c)
"My testimony to my Christian Brothers and believers in Jesus Christ our
Savior. I want to thank the Lord for saving me from the life I was once
leading. First of all, I was living in darkness and I thought that I truly
loved the way I was.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the
LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall
not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent,
We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of
the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not
eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said
unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.
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Today's Bible Study
The marriage relationship in the Song of Solomon is used to
describe the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians
5:23-33). This applies not only to all believers of the Church Age,
but also to the local church. Paul saw each local church wedded to
Christ and in danger of being seduced into sin by Satan and the
world. Just as husband and wife are one and belong to each other, so
Christ and His Church are one. We are bone of His bone, flesh of His
flesh--He is in us, we are in Him. He loved us and showed that love
by dying on the cross for us.
The practical meaning of this book is that of faithful love
and deepening communion. The very intimate terms used in the book
only illustrate the wonderful love between Christ and the Christian.
Love and marriage illustrate the Christian life through salvation.
Because of salvation we are married to Christ. Marriage involves the
whole person--mind, heart, will, and body. When a man and woman are
married, there is also a sense of great dedication. All that they
are and all that they have belongs to each other. Their bodies are
not their own. They live to please the other. So it is with the
Christian life. Our bodies belong to Christ, and we should live
completely submitted unto Him and separated from the world.
At the close of this great book, I believe we should take
account of our lives, and our love and devotion for Christ. Satan is
trying to destroy the relationship between Christ and His children,
as well as the relationship between husband and wife. In addition,
he is working hard in trying to put a wedge between Christ and the
Church. The precious Word of God is our defense. It alone can ward
off the temptations of Satan and the world.