Today, I want to share with you II Corinthians 5:17. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." In this passage the Bible talks about new converts becoming a "new creature". In the middle column of my Bible, there is a cross reference to Romans 6:4. "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." In the last part of this verse it says, "we also should walk in newness of life".
Sad to say, many of our "new converts" today do not have that "newness of life". They may come to church for a couple of months but pretty soon they are right back where they were. I can't help but wonder some times if their "profession" was truly a "possession". I am not saying that a new christian will automatically be mature in their walk. II Peter 3:18 still says, "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." But, at the same time, there should be a change in your life.....a lasting change.
How about you? When you made that profession, did you become a "new creature"? Did you have a new life in Christ? Was it just a profession, or was there a possession also?~Caleb~