To help Christians that “hunger and thirst after righteousness”(Mathew 5:6) to find pastors and teachers that minister / preach “.. doctrine which is according to godliness;” (1 Tim 6:3). Instead of just hearing about the goodness of God, followers need to hear about the severity of God also. “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” (Romans 11:22)
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Mat 7:21) “… let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”. (2Cor 7:1) “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:22-23)
:…Knowing therefore the severity of the Lord, we persuade men..” (2Cor 5:11).. to evangelize again at the local level, we have devised a self supporting system for evangelizing where (eventually / hopefully ) people in your local area will know they that are out there in the parks and byways wearing the orange/blue t-shirts and answering questions about the kingdom of God / handing out literature have done their research to be able to refer you to churches and/or Wednesday night bible studies where “sound doctrine ” is taught.(Titus 2:1)
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. “(Mathew 5:14-16)
After you’re saved The Holy Spirit will confirm “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2Tim 3:16-17) “…; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. ( Cults either believe one can be as God or that the God of Israel is not who he says he is (John 1-1) ) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:7-10)
We start to glorify God when we accept the sacrifice Jesus did for us and confess we are a sinner and want/need Him to cleanse us from our sins. We then are justified to receive his life giving Holy Spirit and our names put into “the book of life.”
After one confesses before others that we have sinned and want forgiveness, then we also show our commitment toward Jesus by being baptized. The “renewing and regenerating” process begins as we obey His word and “die” to the old self / carnal man. “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”(Gal 5:24-25) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”(Romans 12:2) Jesus said “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:15-17) “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John 15:10-11) “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Rev 3:5) “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (1 Peter 4:17-18) “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:11-12)
Know the Word and share Him — “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;” (Luke 12:35) Let the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel be glorified !