"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." - Matt 28:19
a new creation
With your decision to accept Christ as your Savior, you have been forever changed. The old is gone! You are a new creation!
The Bible teaches that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Rom 3:23). The price for sin is death, but God gives us a gift of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). God showed His love to us by sending his Son to die for us sinners (Rom. 5:8). If we confess that Jesus is the Lord and savior of the world and believe that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved (Rom. 10:9-10).
Salvation is found in no one else but Jesus; He is the only way to the Father/Heaven (Jn. 14:6). There is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved (Acts 4:12). This is directly opposed to the newest “coexist” era where every religion is finding their own way to the “same god.” There is only one God, and there is only one way to Him: Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 2:5). He will not share His glory with another (Is. 42:8). Whoever believes in the Son of God has life, and whoever does not does not have life (Mk. 16:16; 1 Jn. 5:12).
"...baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - Matt.28:19
Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others that you have personally trusted Jesus for your salvation. Every person who believes in Jesus should be baptized. Having decided to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, they follow Him in baptism as a symbol of their new life in Him.
"Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:41)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...” (Matthew 28:19)
Your spiritual journey has just begun!