To become spiritually strong as a Christian you must read the Bible the Word of God. When becoming a Christian, the Bible calls us “babes in Christ”. The only way to grow and learn the things of God is through the inspired Word of God. Reading other people’s Christian books will not be enough. A new Christian must read the Bible as their only trusted source of spiritual food. Moreover, the Bible will show us the mind of God and the ways of God. Another plus of reading the Word of God is the renewing of the Mind. As a new Christian, we are used to thinking “the same ole” way that we always have. The Bible will cause our mind to become slowly renewed to the ways of the Lord.
When Jesus walked the earth He did proclaim that He was God. The Bible even shows that Jesus Christ is God. The Jews even tried to stone Jesus for His proclamation of being God. The Jews knew that Jesus was claiming deity. The reader should be drawn to the fact that Jesus did not deny this claim stating that “I and the Father are One” (John 10:30). Jesus was declaring the He and the Father God were one in nature. Jesus also Said in John 8:58:” I tell you the truth, before Abraham was, I am”. When Jesus made this claim the Jews response was to begin to throw stones at Jesus even for the purpose of killing Him for blasphemy according to the Mosaic Law.
John also confirms the fact of Jesus’ deity. John documents that the Word was God and that the Word became flesh. (John 1:1, 14). These words are clear that Jesus Christ came to this earth as God in the flesh. Acts 20:28: also shows that Jesus is God saying: “Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own Blood. We already know whose Blood was shed for the purpose of the Church. Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. Jesus is not just the son of God. Jesus Christ is God.
We see in the Bible also that even doubting Thomas made the declaration the Jesus Christ was “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). Notice when you read these versus that Jesus did not correct Thomas. Titus tells us to stand and watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Father speaks of Jesus as being “O God” in Hebrews 1:8: Your throne O God will last forever and righteousness will be the scepter of your Kingdom.
You must be Born Again! There is no other way to go to heaven. Father God sent His Son to reconcile us back to Him. Jesus is waiting every single day, (if you are an unbeliever) to receive you as His child and to receive you into the kingdom of God. There is nothing that you have to pay. The debt has been paid in full. Jesus took the sins from the past, our ancestors, present sins and future sins of all mankind to the cross of Calvary. Receiving Jesus as your own personal Saviour is so simple. The chains of death, hell, and the grave can no longer hold us.