One of the most important teachings of Jesus Christ, is that it is the Spirit of Truth that enables us to truly receive and walk with Christ.
The Holy Spirit witnesses or confirms the truth of Jesus to us. It also empowers us to be a true and faithful witness to others with an authority that only Christ offers.
Many, if not most, are taught that becoming Born Again is a process related to the following events:
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Although there are only two primary commandments that our Lord gave us, there are other essential teachings of Jesus Christ that are only understood by obeying these new commandments (Mark 12:29-31).
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
It is absolutely imperative that the light that is within us be that true light of Christ; how can the teachings of Jesus Christ be understood when the light we claim to have is actually darkness masquerading as light (Luke 11:35).
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
The righteousness of Christ was declared without the Old Testament Law; the law and the prophets were a witness of Jesus. They testified of him.
John 15:26-27 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness,( testify) because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Within the teachings of Jesus Christ, he warned us that many would come and use His name claiming to be of Him. These imposters would deceive many (Math 24:5).
You shall know them by their vain or empty words; as they preach a power point sermon about a Christ they do not have a relationship with.
Titus 1:14-16 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
We will be saved by the renewing of the Spirit. The picture here is one of our old nature being made new, by putting on the mind of Christ. Another of the essential Teachings of Jesus Christ is understanding that we are not to conform to the world, but are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, in Christ.
1 Peter 1:8-9 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
The deceptive teaching of Salvation received through self-righteous works, as opposed to having the hope of Salvation when Christ returns with our Salvation, has deadly consequences. Yet this false doctrine is preached to and believed by the majority within the religion of Christianity.
We can’t stress this point enough. Of all of the essential teachings of Jesus Christ; it must be understood that Salvation is quite impossible to obtain before Christ returns with our Salvation. It is also impossible to be saved without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
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Jesus will say to many upon his Second Coming, “depart from me you workers of iniquity, I never knew you”.
The reason for this is that without His Holy Spirit we can not know Him, and he can not know us.
Yes, we can have the Assurance of Salvation, however many who claim a false salvation that is based upon self-righteousness, and the gospel of men, will be damned as a result of not truly living in or for Christ (Jer 17:13; Psalm 101:4; Mathew 7:15-23).
One of the most misunderstood essential Teachings of Jesus Christ is that we are the temple of God; but the Spirit of God will not dwell in a temple that is unfit for his presence (1 Cor 6:19; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16).
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
When we are truly Born Again and experience the infilling of the holy Spirit, we no longer will walk in darkness but will have the true light of Christ to illuminate our path unto him.
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