.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.
is a repository of Christian articles, bible versions, Christian Classics,
daily devotions, dictionaries and
other useful materials with over 40,000 pages. Believerscafe is a sister project
of WikiChristian, an encyclopedia and discussion
forum for all Christians to share their faith.
Christian Classics is a large
collection of great Christian Classics with over 30,000 pages.
ECF, Ante-Nicene Fathers, the Writings of the Fathers Down to
WWSB, World Wide Study Bible.
Today's Bible Study
Chapter 5 speaks of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus
Chapter 5 speaks of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.
It was this prophecy in Micah that led the wise men to
Jesus. Of course, the Jews rejected their Prince of
Peace, so there has been no peace in the world and will
not be until Christ returns to the earth to establish
In chapters 6 and 7 the message is, "Trust in
the Lord today." The scene given is that of a
courtroom, and God has a complaint against the people.
He reminds them of how He brought them out of Egypt;
how He led them in the wilderness; and how He protected
them from their enemies. Yet they still rejected Him.
The people answer that they have sinned and they seek a
way of forgiveness for their sins. God tells them to
repent and obey Him, because judgment is on the way.
In chapter 7:1-10 Micah speaks again. He
laments the fact that the nation is so wicked he cannot
find an honest man. Bribery, injustice, dishonesty, and
greed rule the land. Verses 7-10 show us the faith that
Micah had in God. Then, in verses 11-17, God makes a
promise to His people that He will restore them; that
in the future the wicked cities will be restored and
cleansed; and that the nation will be established in
glory. However, the Jews must first go through a time
of tribulation. They have been suffering now for
centuries, but there will be a special time of trial
after Christ takes the Church to heaven. This period is
known as the Time of Jacob's trouble.
Verses 18-20 give us a wonderful confession of
faith, the whole purpose of Micah's message. He wants
to bring the people to faith in the Lord. He wants them
to know that God is the only one who can forgive their
sins. He alone shows mercy and love to sinners.