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When I grew up attending a long-established church, it never occurred to me to question its teachings. That is, until I was challenged to compare my beliefs to what the Bible actually said. As I began studying the Scriptures I was astonished to learn that much of what I had had been taught previously was incorrect.

I also discovered that the way I was living was displeasing to God since I was not fully obeying His commandments. After learning all of this I came to realize that I needed a complete change in the spiritual direction of my life—from following what I thought were God’s ways to actively pursuing His priorities as given in Scripture. In other words, I needed to yield control of my life to my Creator.

If you consider yourself a Christian, have you ever asked yourself if you could unknowingly be going in an incorrect spiritual direction? Maybe you feel you have turned your life over to God. But have you really? These are difficult but highly relevant questions we’ll consider. But let’s first briefly examine biblical examples that show similar questions can apply to entire nations.

Examples of national repentance

Beginning with the story of the prophet Jonah, you may know that he initially balked at God’s command that he go to the great capital city of ancient Assyria to warn them of their need to repent of their wicked conduct (Jonah 1:1-2 Jonah 1:1-2 [1] Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, [2] Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
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). When Jonah finally did carry out God’s instruction, he walked through the streets of Nineveh proclaiming God’s critical message (Jonah 3:4 Jonah 3:4And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
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What happened as a result? Led by Nineveh’s king, the people fasted and “turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them” (verse 10, emphasis added throughout). Although the citizens of Nineveh may have thought they were living correctly, God’s prophet told them otherwise, and they responded in a positive manner.

In another example, King Solomon of ancient Israel offered a lengthy and earnest prayer at the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem. In it he acknowledged that the Israelite nation likely would fall into sin and be punished. However, he also asked God to forgive the people if they acknowledged their sinful conduct and turned their lives around (2 Chronicles 6:26-31 2 Chronicles 6:26-31 [26] When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; yet if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you do afflict them; [27] Then hear you from heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, when you have taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain on your land, which you have given to your people for an inheritance. [28] If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatever sore or whatever sickness there be: [29] Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all your people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: [30] Then hear you from heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you only know the hearts of the children of men:) [31] That they may fear you, to walk in your ways, so long as they live in the land which you gave to our fathers.
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Let’s examine another biblical illustration of national repentance. Prior to Hezekiah becoming king in Judah, the nation had descended into idolatry and Sabbath-breaking. In response, when Hezekiah became king, he launched reforms including the worship of the true God, the renewal of sacrificial offerings and the observance of God’s annual festivals, including Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (2 Chronicles 30:1-27 2 Chronicles 30:1-27 [1] And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel. [2] For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month. [3] For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem. [4] And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation. [5] So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written. [6] So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, You children of Israel, turn again to the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria. [7] And be not you like your fathers, and like your brothers, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as you see. [8] Now be you not stiff necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. [9] For if you turn again to the LORD, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him. [10] So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even to Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. [11] Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem. [12] Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD. [13] And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation. [14] And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron. [15] Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD. [16] And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites. [17] For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them to the LORD. [18] For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one [19] That prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. [20] And the LORD listened to Hezekiah, and healed the people. [21] And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments to the LORD. [22] And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their fathers. [23] And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness. [24] For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves. [25] And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelled in Judah, rejoiced. [26] So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem. [27] Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even to heaven.
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The result was that many people—who likely had not realized how far they had fallen from God—turned back to Him. As a revival spread throughout the nation, God was pleased and blessed the nation (verse 20; 31:21).

And later, when the Assyrian king Sennacherib besieged Jerusalem in an attempt to conquer the entire Judean nation, Hezekiah sought God’s intervention in deep, humble prayer (2 Kings 19:14-19 2 Kings 19:14-19 [14] And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. [15] And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwell between the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. [16] LORD, bow down your ear, and hear: open, LORD, your eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which has sent him to reproach the living God. [17] Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, [18] And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. [19] Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD God, even you only.
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). Responding swiftly to the king’s heartfelt appeal, God sent an angel to destroy 185,000 Assyrian troops in a single night (verses 35-36).

These examples show that a nation can indeed repent of its sins, resulting in God’s forgiveness and favor. He confirms this by promising, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14 2 Chronicles 7:14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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While the Bible reveals that national forgiveness took place in the past, can it occur in the sinful countries of our world today if they repent of their wrongdoings? Yes. As God further tells us, “The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it” (Jeremiah 18:7-8 Jeremiah 18:7-8 [7] At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; [8] If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.
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So national forgiveness certainly can still happen, and we hope and pray that it will!

Our personal obligation to our Creator

However, even if nations do not turn from their evil ways, each individual—including you and me—has the personal obligation to do so.

In this regard, let’s now return to the question posed earlier: Is it possible you could be headed in an incorrect spiritual direction and not really know it?

Perhaps you love God, read the Bible and pray and are trying to be a good person. But have you really turned your life over to God in sincere repentance? Are you worshipping Him in the manner He commands in Scripture?

What does Jesus Christ require of His followers? He made many definitive statements about what He expects. For example, He stated, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (John 15:10 John 15:10If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
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Christ also said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21 Matthew 7:21Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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When a young man asked Jesus what he needed to do to obtain eternal life, Jesus told him, “If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matthew 19:17 Matthew 19:17And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
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If keeping the commandments was necessary in Jesus’ time, it is certainly required today since God says, “I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6 Malachi 3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.
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). Hebrews 13:8 Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
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tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” So if you consider yourself one of Jesus’ followers, are you keeping all of the Ten Commandments as Jesus instructed—including the Fourth Commandment in Exodus 20:8 Exodus 20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
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“to remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”?

The devil’s influence in today’s society

From these passages it’s clear that obedience to God is essential for a Christian in today’s lawless world, which is heavily manipulated by Satan the devil. Many don’t realize that Satan’s influence is so pervasive that “the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19 1 John 5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.
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further explains that Satan influences people’s minds as the unseen “prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”

Perhaps as you read this you might think: “At least I’m safe from the devil because I’m a Christian. Since I believe in and love Jesus, I’m certainly not deceived by Satan.” Before engaging in biblical study, I felt nearly the same way. However, I learned that the Bible plainly reveals that because the entirety of human society has been influenced by the devil, that included traditional Christian churches and their believers. It included me.

Actually, most people who profess Christianity today have no idea just how incompatible many of the doctrines and practices of long-established churches are with true biblical teachings. Religious ideas, beliefs and observances of human invention and even demonic origin are falsely considered “Christian.”

What does the Bible actually say about changing God’s laws or the manner of worship He prescribes? Many people tend to think they can individually choose how to worship God, as long as their intent is to give Him honor.

But God has a different view! He simply doesn’t accept worship that He has not initiated and sanctioned. He told ancient Israel, “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:32 Deuteronomy 12:32What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
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Yet how was it possible that authentic biblical instructions could be supplanted by fictitious teachings? Jesus’ apostles gave repeated warnings about the coming of false teachers who, being unwittingly influenced by the devil, would promote seriously flawed beliefs (2 Peter 2:1 2 Peter 2:1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
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; 2 Corinthians 11:15 2 Corinthians 11:15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
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Even Jesus Himself strongly cautioned His disciples to watch out for widespread deception by those claiming to represent Him (Matthew 24:4-5 Matthew 24:4-5 [4] And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. [5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
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Examining your religious beliefs and assumptions

The apostle Paul said that even though these frauds would appear virtuous, they would actually be “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13 2 Corinthians 11:13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
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Jesus said that large numbers of people would assume they are Christ’s true followers, yet would not be due to disobedience: “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matthew 7:22-23 Matthew 7:22-23 [22] Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
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Let what Jesus and His apostles warned about in the above passages motivate you personally to seriously examine your own religious beliefs and assumptions!

What can you do to ensure you are not being led astray spiritually? Crucial to this end is personally studying the Bible and carefully obeying all of its instructions (Psalms 119:172 Psalms 119:172My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your commandments are righteousness.
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; Luke 4:4 Luke 4:4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
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; Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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). That includes accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior while diligently seeking God’s Kingdom and His righteousness (Galatians 2:20 Galatians 2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
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; Matthew 6:33 Matthew 6:33But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
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). It also means living your life in the same manner Jesus did—keeping all of His Father’s commandments (John 15:10 John 15:10If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
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All of this has a great deal to do with what the Bible refers to as repentance (Acts 11:18 Acts 11:18When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance to life.
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; 17:30; 2 Timothy 2:25-26 2 Timothy 2:25-26 [25] In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; [26] And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
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). Did you know that the first recorded statement Jesus made in beginning His public ministry was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”? (See Matthew 4:17 Matthew 4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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.) In saying this, He was calling on all people to reject sinful conduct, which the Bible defines as lawlessness (1 John 3:4 1 John 3:4Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
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Genuine repentance means submitting to God in every area of our lives. This includes abandoning false religious teachings and traditions and instead following God’s Word in practicing the worship He commands (Isaiah 55:7-9 Isaiah 55:7-9 [7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. [8] For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD. [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
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; John 4:23-24 John 4:23-24 [23] But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. [24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
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), such as observing the seventh-day Sabbath and God’s annual Holy Days.

It also involves fellowship with other obedient Christians and engaging in regular Bible study and prayer. And critically important, repentance means changing the way we are living by forsaking our own selfish ways and thoughts (Philippians 2:3 Philippians 2:3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
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Repentance: turning your life over to God

In essence then, to repent means that we completely surrender and turn our lives over to God. In doing so we acknowledge that He is perfect in knowledge, wisdom and authority, and as our very Creator, sets forth the way of life we are to live.

When God the Father opens our minds to scriptural truth and grants us repentance, He shows us our real inner nature. The apostle Paul explained it this way: “The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so” (Romans 8:7 Romans 8:7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
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Paul also stated that “the natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14 1 Corinthians 2:14But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
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When God begins working with us, we start to see that our normal, natural way of life—which appears well and good to us—leads spiritually nowhere. Proverbs 14:12 Proverbs 14:12There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
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says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” God wants us to understand that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 Jeremiah 17:9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
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As mentioned earlier, Satan deviously influences the minds of all human beings (1 John 5:19 1 John 5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.
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) and replaced with the easy or agreeable yoke of Jesus Christ. As He said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29 Matthew 11:29Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.
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). Through repentance we place ourselves in our Creator’s capable hands, which is the only way to obtain lasting joy and genuine peace of mind (James 4:6 James 4:6But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
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; Philippians 4:7 Philippians 4:7And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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Our yielding to God doesn’t mean He is somehow creating androids devoid of independent thinking. He desires rather that we use our minds, our reasoning capacity, to with His help through His Word come to understand and prove in our own lives that His way is right and good (Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
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; Ecclesiastes 7:25 Ecclesiastes 7:25I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
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; Romans 16:19 Romans 16:19For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
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). “Solid food [true biblical knowledge] is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong” (Hebrews 5:14 Hebrews 5:14But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
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A new life filled with God’s divine nature

When a person responds to the Father’s calling, repents and is baptized, he or she receives the gift of God’s divine essence and power that is the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38 Acts 2:38Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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). That person then begins a new life of spiritual growth as the old, selfish human nature is gradually replaced with God’s selfless, loving, divine nature (2 Timothy 1:6 2 Timothy 1:6Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.
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; 2 Peter 1:4 2 Peter 1:4Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
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This is a life of total transformation.

Considering that and all you’ve read, are you willing to honestly examine your ways and beliefs in light of what you discover in the Scriptures? Are you prepared to make changes in your life to reflect what the Bible really says?

It takes genuine faith and courage from God not to follow the ideas and beliefs of the world around us (Matthew 7:13 Matthew 7:13Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
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). And beyond that, it is through God’s calling and intervention in our lives that we come to recognize our true inner sinful nature and receive the power to change and truly please Him. 

I know personally that without God’s calling to help me comprehend spiritual truth and my need for repentance, I would have remained ensnared in a self-centered way of life. Yet God graciously showed me a new and better way to live and how to prepare for an amazing future as one of His immortal children in His coming Kingdom (Romans 2:4 Romans 2:4Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
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; James 1:25 James 1:25But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
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; Revelation 21:7 Revelation 21:7He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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And, just as He has for me, God is prepared to do the same for you. He wants to help you understand your nature and grant you the divine grace and opportunity to repent of your sins and fully turn your life over to Him in humility and obedience.

Will you answer His call and follow His lead? He awaits your answer!

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