What is a Christian? - A New Beginning - It is Possible!


A New Beginning - It is Possible!

When anyone stops rebelling and allows Jesus to control their life, this is a clear indication that God has changed them and made them into new people. They may feel the same, look the same but act differently, and they act differently because they are different. They now want to please Jesus. Previously, they wanted to please themselves. Now they want to obey Jesus. Previously, they ignored and disobeyed Him. This changed behavior stems from a changed attitude to Jesus and this changed attitude is what the Bible calls being born again. (John 3:1-15, 2 Corinthians 5:17). This change is something which God does and is sometimes referred to as having Christ living in us (Galatians 2:2) and sometimes as having the Holy Spirit dwelling within. (Romans 8:14)
It is of course, important to realize that in submitting to Jesus' control a person does not lose his or her own identity. Rather they become more complete as human beings. Before they were slaves to sin; now they have found true freedom. For it is in Jesus' service that "perfect freedom" is found.

"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.' "

Mark 16:15