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I would like to get saved but I am really scared and I'm not sure why. Ppl say do it when you're ready but I feel that may be a long time.

I want to know if these feelings are normal. I figured God died for me and is so patient with me I need to live a righteous life.

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I think its normal! I was raised in a Pentecostal home my entire life. However, when I turned 21 I moved out and did the partying thing. I am now 26 and still not back in the church. I think about it everyday but I am scared to go back to it b/c it means a lifestyle change.

Maybe you are worried b/c you know you will need to change things about your life, such as the language you use (cursing), people you associate with etc. I think its intimidating to think about changing so much and trying to live a "perfect" life.

However, speaking from experience, when you do give your life over to the Lord completely, it becomes much easier to live according to the Bible.

Pray about it. God will give you wisdom on how to deal. :)

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Thank you, that may be it. I'm just scared of the lifestyle change. It is very intimidating but all I can do is try my best to live my life right and repent for my sins. :)
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Amen!!! :) God bless you!
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Yah it's normal but God chooses when u die and he might choose tomorrow so u need to always be ready (I am not trying to scare you)

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I know and I understand. Thanks
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Good answer madlyn.
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Saved from what?
There's no God!

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Hi V! How are you?
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Saved from Hell.
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Whenever your ready, so is he.

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Thank you
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Many people feel afraid to be baptised or to be saved and this is normal. They think it means they will have to live a perfect life and not be allowed to make any mistakes after they are saved, but this is not true. Being saved means you are committing your life to god and trying to live your life as Christ would want you to, to the best of your ability. You are not expected to be a superhero after you are saved, just a humble, loving servant of the lord.
Do not worry, be happy and live your life in love and in light.
God bless!
Sincerely, mamatembo53 : D

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Thank you so much :)
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I took a look at the profile. It's a first question with everything else blank in the profile.

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yep... a troll.
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And the reason being is because I just created this and haven't had the opportunity to update anything as of yet.
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Yep, they're bigger trolls who
Love to judge people with faith.
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Oh shush, God is also judgmental, I don't see you giving him any shit.
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Oh shush, God is also judgmental, I don't see you giving him any shite.
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Okay so u do believe!
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Please! Don't wait! Satan plants doubt in all of us at this point. He does it in hope that we will procrastinate and either back out completely or die first so that he can claim us. If you have the desire and/or conviction to get saved, it is Christ, pulling at your heart. I can tell you from experience that faith in Christ is the most awsome and rewarding thing this side of heaven. Be warned. It won't be easy. But also, it is completely worth it! Please don't wait!

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Thanks for the encouraging words. Its very appreciated.
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The fact is, the Bible says what you must do to be saved. Regardless if you're ready or not, if you die unprepared then you die lost. Acts 17:30 says The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

It does not matter if you're ready, if you die lost, then you're lost. I'm not trying to scare you, but it's the truth. Waiting until you're ready is an assumption made by man, there is no scripture to support that.

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thanks for that scripture
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You're welcome. The same scriptures will tell you how to be saved. No where in scripture will you find a sinners prayer or just accepting Jesus into your heart to obtain salvation. The Bible is the objective standard, not the word of man.
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Excellent answer jho!
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Thanks Bella904.
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When you give your life over to God, he totally accepts you as you are. Over time, as you get to know him, he will convict you and you will want to change behavior that is not becoming to a christian. However, he DOES NOT expect you to change over night. Take my word for it. I have been a christian my entire life, and God is still convicting me of things that I was not even aware of. Remember, God knew what he was getting when he called you into a relationship with him You and your actions are not a big surprise to him. The christian walk happens one day at a time and one step at a time. I agree with many of these answers above...you don't want to die lost.

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Thank you for the response. This information is very helpful. It was just the devil that had me doubting and second guessing myself.
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Great assesment! Your right. The last think the devil wants is for you to get saved. He wants you to think you have to be perfect, in order to be a christian. No one is. That's why we have a savior. Good luck!
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Salvation is not something you get it is a continuous activity. It is the result of an ongoing friendship relationship with Jesus the living God which begins at the door of the heart. Revelation 3:20

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If it begins there, why is Jesus speaking to people that is already Christians in Rev. 3:20?
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Maybe because they just think they are Christians. Jesus spoke the very same words in a variety of ways and settings to the Jewish leadership but refused to believe that the door was closed. So because He kept bothering them with all that knocking they put an extra lock on the door and took Him out back
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Right now motherof1 is still hearing the knocking and is facing a choice....
what to do, what to do....
The lesson to be learned from the Jews is open the door before Jesus leaves the neighborhood
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That's a good point, but these Christians were lukewarm as many Christians are today, it's our choice to open the door, motherof1 to me seems she is at the hearing stage because if she heard already she would've obeyed because faith comes from hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17) she is getting a lot of people say wait until she is ready and the gospel teaches different. But that's just me.
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I have always seen texts such as Revelation 3:20 and John 3:16 etc in the same context as open invitations to the world at large. If mother is truly hearing the wooing of the Holy Spirit then her response would determine her future. Interestingly the one thing that keeps the vast majority of people out of paradise, according to Revelation 21:8 , is fear
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I think it'll be Matthew 7:21-23. Jesus is talking about people who think they are worshiping Him in a pleasing manner. If mother believes being saved is say a prayer, or just believing, or just accepting Christ, then she will fall into the same group of people in Matthew 7:21-23. You hear so many people today believing they are saved by following the commands of man and never look to the Bible.
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You are absolutely correct in that. The Bible is clear, righteousness comes as a benefit of your continuous relationship with your Creator. He returns to rescue His friends from Hell. At least living here seems like Hell.
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That relationship of course is totally dependent upon the faith of the believer.
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Its not a scary thing, its actually a wonderful exerience. When you accept Jesus as your personal savior, it gives you a peace and joy that you've never experience. When you accept Jesus into you heart and life, there are promises that he has made to you in his word !) He promises to never leave you 2)He promises's to give you joy beyond all that you could image, 3) he promises to stick closer to you than a brother 4) he is your provider, 5) he is your protector, 6) your healer and there are so many promises that I can not attempt to tell you. Get into a good church and talk with the youth leader or your pastor and they will get you in touch with the greatest man ever.

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And make sure the church you choose is not just a social or money making event. Christianity is measured by Jesus in Matthew chapters 5,6,7&25
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How is that scriptural? If I may ask.
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I guess what I mean to say is there are no examples etc. of just accepting Christ as your savior to obtain salvation. We must obey the scriptures and not go about it our own way.
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Maybe the idea that we are rewarded with eternal life as individuals and not as groups is Biblical.
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Or are you trying to say that there are certain works involved in the process?
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Thanks. The church I go to is not money hungry at all. Thank God for that. I know this is the right thing to do and I'm so excited now. God has been too patient with me for me not to live by his word.
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No but in Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus is talking about people who think their worshiping Him in a pleasing manner. Colossians 3:17 tells us me must have authority of Christ in all that we do in matters of the Church. If you are saying "just pray or accept Jesus" for salvation, you nor anyone else has that authority.
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We must always remember that the sum of God?s Word provides the truth (Ps 119:160). Belief is obviously an important element to salvation, but it is not the only condition. The Bible outlines five separate requirements for salvation, and all of them are necessary.

Hear the Word. Faith comes through hearing, and hearing comes through the Word of God (Rom 10:17). Until someone hears God?s Word, they are incapable of obeying it.
Believe the Word. It is impossible for someone to become a christian unless they believe that Jesus is the Savior and Son of God (Jhn 20:31, Acts 16:31, Jhn 3:16).
Repent of your sins. ?Repent? means to ?change your mind?. That change of mind always involves a change of action as well. Repentance is when we change our mind about what is important and submit ourselves to Jesus and His Word. Repentance is a necessity of salvation (Mk 6:12, Lk 13:5, Lk 15:7).
Confess Jesus to others. If we have sworn our allegiance to Jesus, we must be prepared to publicly confess Him as our Lord. If we won?t confess Jesus before men, He won?t confess us before God (Matt 10:32-33, Lk 12:8-9).
Be baptized in the name of Jesus for salvation. Many groups baptize people, but very few baptize people for the right reasons. Baptism isn?t merely an ?outward showing of an inward faith? or ?for membership?. Baptism is what saves us (1 Pet 3:21). Baptism is the point where someone goes from being lost to saved because they are buried and resurrected with Christ (Rom 6:4-5). Baptism is the final requirement to become a christian (Acts 2:37-38, Mk 16:16, Acts 2:41). There is not a single example of someone becoming a christian without baptism. Baptism is just as necessary as the other four requirements.
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Don't forget Jesus' words to the rich young ruler, keep the commandments.
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