What Happens When Someone Receives Jesus Christ As Their Lord and Savior?

When someone receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior they become a child of God. They immediately become a member of the family of God.

It is important to encourage new believers to read the Bible daily. They also need to fellowship with other Christians. They will be confronted with people from their old life who will try to pull them back into their old ways.


The Bible teaches that people must believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved. When the Bible speaks of believing in Christ, it means more than just agreeing with certain doctrines or beliefs. A person must actually rely on Christ for salvation, as if they were stepping out on a rope bridge over a deep ravine. It is one thing to have knowledge that the rope bridge exists, and it is another thing entirely to trust that it will support your weight.

Many people think that the Bible teaches that there are several ways for people to be saved. This view is often referred to as pluralism. Others believe that Jesus is the only way to be saved, and this view is called exclusivism. People who hold this belief believe that Jesus is the only Savior, and they also believe that He is the only way to eternal life.

According to the Bible, all of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. We are all headed for hell, but thankfully, Jesus took our place and died as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He then resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven. He is now the sovereign Lord of all creation, and he has power over both life and death.

The Bible says that anyone who believes in Jesus will not perish but will have eternal life (John 3:16). This is because Jesus has the power to save all those who genuinely believe in Him. If we are able to genuinely believe in Jesus, we will be able to trust Him for our salvation and begin relying on Him.

If you have not yet genuinely believed in Jesus, please take time to pray and ask God to give you faith to believe in Him. The Iglesia Cristiana Fort Worth mission as a church is to restore the brokenhearted, and equip God's people for the work of service to build up the body of Christ. You can spend time each week reading and memorizing Scripture that supports the belief in Christ. If you want to grow in your faith you can join our live stream on Facebook every Sunday at 1:30pm CST and while listening to the sermons focus on how you can apply it to your life.


The concept of repentance is a topic that many people are confused about. The common belief is that it’s a change of mind, and while it does involve that, it goes much further than just a mental shift. True repentance involves a change of heart and behavior. It’s a full realization that you are a guilty sinner who needs a Savior!

A lot of people think that a moment of emotion is enough to constitute repentance, but it’s not. The Bible is clear that real repentance includes sorrow over your sins, a turning away from them, and a commitment to never commit them again. It also includes the conviction that you will serve God, not your own selfish desires.

Some people believe that they can get into heaven by balancing out all of their good deeds with all of their bad ones. They have no idea that it’s impossible for even the best of men to be good enough to stand in God’s presence in eternity. It is only by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior that you can be redeemed from your sinful ways.

When we read the story of Jonah, for example, we see that the people of Nineveh repented after they heard God’s message. The king stood on his throne and called for them to humble themselves, turn from their evil ways, and call on God to show them mercy.

Modern society deems the subject of sin and repentance to be at best uncomfortable and at worst unacceptable, but Scripture isn’t afraid to shine a light on both. Repentance is just as important as believing in Christ. If you are not committed to repenting and turning from your sins, you will never be saved! Only when you realize that you are a dirty, rotten, hopeless sinner in God’s eyes will you know why you need a Savior! This is why it’s so important to understand that true repentance involves a change of heart AND a change of life. Get the free Logos Bible app today and enjoy Bible reading plans, commentaries, tools like Bible Word Study, and so much more. Available on mobile, desktop, and web.


Baptism is an important Christian sacrament. It is an outward symbol of an inward change. The person being baptized is immersed in water while the priest or another member of the church says, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The sacrament symbolizes union with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection, as well as being born again by the power of the Holy Spirit and being cleansed from sin and pollution.

This is why baptism is sometimes called a “baptism of salvation.” It dramatically portrays what happened spiritually when you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior: Your old self of unbelief and rebellion and idolatry died, and a new self of submission to and treasuring of Christ came into being.

Paul spoke of the necessity for all believers to be baptized. He wrote, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

However, some people who do not believe that baptism is necessary for salvation nevertheless do not exclude those who have not been baptized from membership in their churches. In doing so, they are violating a clear biblical teaching.

The Bible says that anyone who believes in Christ and repents of his or her sins will be saved (Romans 10:9). It also states that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:12). Therefore, if someone does not receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they cannot be saved no matter what they do in terms of being baptized.

In addition to this, the Bible teaches that everyone who is baptized into Christ belongs to the body of Christ and will be resurrected with him at the end of time. This is why we at Westwood baptize all new believers regardless of age, gender, race, background, country of origin, or dialect. We do not want to add any barriers to the message of the Gospel, which is that God loves all his or her children and has a plan for them.

The Holy Spirit

When someone receives Christ as their Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit immediately begins to live in them. The Holy Spirit will guide and empower that person to lead a Christ-like life. He will give them the ability to share their faith with others. He will help them understand the Scriptures. He will help them pray effectively and have a deeper understanding of God's love for them. He will also help them endure trials and temptations that come their way.

The Holy Spirit is often referred to as "the Paraclete" in Christian circles. The Bible describes several outpourings of the Holy Spirit: healing, prophecy, and speaking in tongues (glossolalia). The Bible calls these gifts "signs and wonders" that testify to the truth of the gospel. Every believer receives at least one of these gifts, although the exact number is not known. These gifts are not given for self-gratification, but to serve the church and further the kingdom of God.

Anyone can experience the power and influence of the Holy Spirit as they read the Scriptures, attend church services, and pray. However, many believers do not experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit's ministry in their lives. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit will confirm the truth of Scripture to believers and empower them to follow Jesus' example of loving others and being witnesses.

When the Holy Spirit descends on Christians during Pentecost, He will empower them to witness about Jesus and His kingdom. The Holy Spirit will give them the courage to speak the truth in love, even if it leads to persecution. He will also give them the power to share their faith with people in every part of the world.

Before the Holy Spirit came down on the church at Pentecost, Jesus told His disciples that they would receive power when He sent the Holy Spirit upon them and to "be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." The Holy Spirit is present and active worldwide today as Christians around the globe carry out this mission.

When someone receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior they become a child of God. They immediately become a member of the family of God. It is important to encourage new believers to read the Bible daily. They also need to fellowship with other Christians. They will be confronted with people from their old…