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Old 01-09-2009, 04:59 PM
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This is going to be tough for me. I have never fully commited to Jesus. I play at it and then check out other religions. My wife is also unsaved. I know the truth in my head, but don't follow. Of course my wife thinks I'm dumb for this. Advise welcome
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:26 PM
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This is going to be tough for me. I have never fully commited to Jesus. I play at it and then check out other religions. My wife is also unsaved. I know the truth in my head, but don't follow. Of course my wife thinks I'm dumb for this. Advise welcome

Aloha brother,

First things first - NO ONE (in the flesh) is ever "fully committed" to Jesus. The greatest Christian that ever lived confessed:

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


Read Romans Chapters 5-8. These are some of the things that the Apostle Paul wrote, of which the Apostle Peter said: ". . . . which are some things hard to be understood, . . . ." [2 Peter 3:16], but if you can get a hold of the truth in these passages, you will stop trying to please the Lord in your flesh (i.e. "fully committed") and start to walk in the Spirit.
[Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.]

Read and re-read the Psalms - they are a great help and support in a Christian's walk; and don't forget to continue to pray for your wife's salvation. Don't be "pushy", it took about 4 years for my wife to get saved from the time that we married. {A steady and reliable testimony is the most effective means for seeing a spouse saved - far more than "words" without "fruit". Lost people know that we Christians are supposed to bear "fruit" (they're not impressed with "works") in our lives.}

And always remember to: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." [ Proverbs 3:5]

And keep looking unto the Lord Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:15 PM
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The problem is more that I haven't been faithful to Christ. It's like one day I want to follow him, the next I'm a buddhist. Add to that the fact that I have an addiction to porn and I can't blame her. How do I become more solid in my faith?
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buzzoff, I have a question for you:

Do you ever recall a time when you asked God to save you, really wanted Jesus Christ to be your Saviour?

We all have the head knowledge, but many don't get beyond that, don't truly become born again children of God.

Tell us about when you think you first became a believer. That will help me, for one, to better discern your spiritual condition, and be able to offer advice.

BTW, reading the Bible, as George suggested, is an excellent way to avoid the sinful things that tempt us, whether it is porn or gluttony or smoking or gossip or ...


"Sin will keep me from the Bible, but the Bible will keep me from sin"
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:32 PM
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I recall a time when I was a kid when I said "the prayer." But as far as actually repenting and making Christ the Lord of my life...I'm not sure I know how. I've gone to church my whole life (until I was 18, I'm 28 now and still don't), and don't know.
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I also wanted to add that, as of now, I still don't go to church. I allow any doctrine or belief that comes across to influence me. I want to know I'm saved, and I want my wife (who's completely against religion) to be saved with me. What must I do?
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BTW, reading the Bible, as George suggested, is an excellent way to avoid the sinful things that tempt us, whether it is porn or gluttony or smoking or gossip or ...

"Sin will keep me from the Bible, but the Bible will keep me from sin"
Yes, and some Christians with addictions need to read the Bible in an unfurnished room with just a table and chair, while handcuffed to the table!
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Buzzoff1031, you don't need to do anything to be saved except believe that Jesus Christ is the only way for a man to be saved. If you've done that, or if you'll do that now you WILL be saved. If you haven't done that, then do it now. Know that God sent His Son to be sin in your place. I posted these verses in your other question. I'll post them again since it's very important that you read these and believe them.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 KJV)

Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:29-31 KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9 KJV)

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV)

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:14-15 KJV)

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22 KJV)


If you have any doubts that you've not trusted in the finished work of Jesus Christ then now is the time to do so. Go to God in prayer and tell Him that you're sorry for your sins and that you trust in Jesus Christ alone to atone for your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Ask God to have mercy on you and to forgive you of all the sinful things you've done in your life. It doesn't matter how you word things in this prayer. The only thing that matters is that you believe. If you've done this now, or believe you've truly repented of working your way into heaven in the past and trust Christ alone to save you, then tell someone about it now. Find a good independant fundamental baptist church and tell them you've believed and recieved Jesus Christ as your savior and that you wish to confess Jesus as Lord and be baptised. If you've done this, then YOU ARE SAVED! You will spend eternity with the Lord Jesus. And know that you can have fellowship with Him now, and every day by going to Him in prayer and by reading and believing His Word, the King James Bible.

Peace and Love,
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I also wanted to add that, as of now, I still don't go to church. I allow any doctrine or belief that comes across to influence me. I want to know I'm saved, and I want my wife (who's completely against religion) to be saved with me. What must I do?
Stephen gave you some great verses.

The main thing is that you realize that you're a sinner, and you can't 'save' yourself...you need God to do it.

He's already done what needed to be done: took all our sins and died for them. All you have to do is believe, accept it.

If you truly believe in your heart, and ask the Lord to save you, He will.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)
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I believe in Christ's atoning work alone as the vehicle for my salvation. Also, I know a great church to go to. My wife says though, that I can have church or her. I've changed my mind so much, she doesn't think I'm serious. What to do now?
 

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