I am an Apostolic Pentecostal Christian. "Apostolic" means that I believe and teach the same doctrine as taught by the Apostles in the book of Acts. "Pentecostal" means that I have experienced the same infilling of the Holy Ghost just as they did on the day of Pentecost, which is essential to salvation (Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
I believe that the truth of who Jesus is and what true salvation is a mystery hidden to most people including the religious of today. The Apostle Paul wrote; "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost" - 2 Corinthians 4:3. Here's my answer to the salvation question, in a mystery. Pray about it, study it out and let God reveal truth to you.
Here are three verses that shed light on true Salvation through the Gospel, I refer to them as 3+3+3=1.
1.) Death, Burial, Resurrection (1 Cor 15:1-4)
2.) Repentance, Baptism, Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
3.) Blood, Water, Spirit. (1 John 5:8)
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It's not about Church attendance or following a set of rules. It's not about dressing a certain way, or acting a certain way, but rather it's about a very personal, covenant relationship with God. A closer and more personal relationship than you could ever have imagined.
Before God I was all alone. People only know us by what we do and what we say. God on the other hand knows me better that I know myself (Jeremiah 17:9,10). He is a constant present companion that is with me through every valley, every mountain top, every dark place as well as the light of day. He's with me through every trial and tribulation, through every failure and every success. He's truly the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).
When you have the proper relationship with God 1 Thessalonians 5:17 which says we are to "pray without ceasing" makes a whole lot more sense. We don't have to go to special place, at a special time, in a special way. He's right with me, within me, at all times. I can truly pray without ceasing