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necessary to salvation?
"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except
ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter
into the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3.
the general sense of the word "conversion?"
"A turning or change from one state to another." Webster.
steps are necessary to make this change?
"And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but
have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward
God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Acts 20:20,21.
Of what is
it necessary to repent?
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of
the Lord." Acts 3:19.
"Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law: for sin is
the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4.
does one transgress when he sins?
"But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are
convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole
law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said,
Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no
adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the
law." James 2:9-11.
does the law act in repentance?
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be
justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
was converted, what first brought conviction to him?
"What shall we say then? is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had
not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law
had said, Thou shalt not covet." Romans 7:7.
than conviction is necessary to true repentance?
"For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be
repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death." 2
"Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according
to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all
your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away
from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make
you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of
Israel?" Ezekiel 18:30,31.
repentance further require?
"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him
while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." Isaiah
genuine repentance be shown?
"Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance." Matthew 3:8.
besides repentance is required in conversion?
"Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance
toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Acts 20:21.
Christ, that one should believe in Him?
"For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
Christ done for us that we should be saved through Him?
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the
scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:3
for one to be cleansed from sin, what is required of Him?
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness." 1 John 1:7-9.
should be one's relation to sin after repentance?
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may
abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer
therein?" Romans 6:1,2.
one become dead to sin?
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve
sin." Romans 6:6.
done with the "old man" after he dies?
"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that
like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4.
converted, what does everyone receive?
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38.
be a Christian without having the Spirit of Christ?
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ,
he is none of his." Romans 8:9.
precious relation is sustained when one has the Holy Spirit?
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons
of God." Romans 8:14.
Can it be
known when this relation exists?
"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that
we are the children of God." Romans 8:16.
thus stands complete in Christ, what is he?
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2
character are the "old things" which are to be put off?
"But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with his deeds." Colossians
the new man acquire?
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing
one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against
any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things
put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." Colossians
the affections then be found?
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are
above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection
on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:1,2.
done all this, what will be the final result?
"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When
Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him
in glory." Colossians 3:3,4.