Links below to online chapters
Some important points at the outset
What is the Bible? How did it come to be written and why should we believe it?
God’s character – who He is and what he is like
How the Church got into its current condition
Why should we both to become a Christian?
What is the Christian message? The bad news first – sin and its consequences
The Ten Commandments – proof that you and I are sinners, not just other people
More bad news – judgment, Hell and the Lake of Fire
Setting the scene for the first coming of Jesus
How Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible for our sins to be forgiven and for us to be made righteous in God’s eyes
Proof that the resurrection really happened
Salvation is not earned by our own effort or merit. it is a free gift by God’s grace (undeserved favour) in response to our faith
An overview of how to be saved – the four steps we need to take
Step one in detail – repent
Step two in detail – believe
Step three in detail – be baptised in water
Step four in detail – ‘receive’ or be ‘baptised in’ the Holy Spirit
Jesus is the only way to salvation
How to know whether you are a real Christian or not
Summary – how do we actually become a Christian? What do we need to do in practical terms?
Assurance of salvation, provided we persevere and continue on “The Way”
Assurance and perseverance continued – the three stages or tenses of salvation: justification, then sanctification, then glorification
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ – some introductory points