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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

" Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God."
Part Seven

You are born again if you believe that Jesus is the Christ, if you are relying upon a crucified Savior, you are assuredly begotten again unto a lively hope.

The believer sees in faith, which is simple as the movements of the needle, that shows the flow of electric current moving along wire. An indication that God is operating on the human mind, and the spiritual man discerns that there is an inner secret intimated thereby, which the carnal eye cannot interpret.

To believe in Jesus is a better indicator of regeneration than anything else, and in no case did it ever mislead.

Faith in the living God and His Son Jesus Christ is always the result of the New Birth.
And can never exist except
in the regeneration.
Whoso has faith is a saved man.

Many believe this statement:
  • "A man’s act of believing is not the same as his being saved; it is only in the direction of being saved"
This statement to a denial that every believer in Christ is at once saved, and the inference is that a man may not conclude that he is saved because he believes in Jesus. But this is not true.

First the Scripture shows that it is certain that the man who believes in Jesus is not condemned. John 3:18.

Secondly, 1 John 5:4 "This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith." What, then, does faith overcome the world in persons who are not saved? How can this be possible when the apostle says that that which overcomes the world is born of God? Vs. 4 "Whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world:" Faith overcomes the world.

Therefore the man who has faith is regenerate; and that means that he is saved, and that his faith is the instrument by which he achieves victories.

Thirdly, faith accepts the witness of God, and more, he that has faith has the witness in himself to the truth of God. 1 John 5:10 "He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself." It is not said, "He that does this or feels that," but "he that believeth hath the witness in himself."

His heart bears witness to the truth of God.

Has any unsaved man an experimental witness within?

Are you saying that a man’s inner experience bears witness to God’s gospel, and yet the man is in a lost state, or only hopeful of being saved ultimately? I do not think so. I would say that would be impossible.

"He that believeth has that change wrought in him which enables by his own consciousness to confirm the witness of God, and such a man must be in a state of salvation. It is not possible to say
of him that he is an unsaved man."

Fourth, 1 John 5:13 Whenever there is faith there is eternal life. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life."

So are you saying that a sinner who believes in Jesus is to make an advance before he can say he is saved, that a man who trusts Christ is only on his way to salvation, and must wait until he has used the ordinances, and has grown in grace.? No!

"The moment that the sinner’s trust is placed on the finished work of Jesus he is saved."

He at that moment has eternal life, and he will love whoever has been born of him.

So we say, "Whosoever believeth in the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is born of God."

We are most certain, Spurgeon said, "that a man must be made a new creature in Christ Jesus, or he is not saved."

Can a man have faith that is saving faith,
can a man have the belief in Jesus as the Christ
can a man love all those who have been born of God
unless that man has been made a
new creation ?

flow of electric charge:
the time rate of flow of electric charge, in the direction that a positive moving charge would take and having magnitude equal to the quantity of charge per unit time: measured in amperes.
Electric current:
a current or stream of electricity traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting substances, or passing by means of conductors from one body to another which is in a different electrical state.

Electricity. (noun)
the time rate of flow of electric charge, in the direction that a positive moving charge would take and having magnitude equal to the quantity of charge per unit time: measured in amperes


Phenomena associated with electrical charges and currents, and the study of such phenomena. Between collections of positive and negative charges there exists a potential difference. If a conducting path exists between the two charge groups, charges will flow from one to the other, constituting an electric current. Electric charge which builds up on an insulator and is thus unable to flow is termed static electricity.

(electricity) The flow of electric charge, symbol i or I, units A (amp). A current of one amp means that a charge of one coulomb flows every second. Current flows positive to negative by convention
Drafted by Charles E. Whisnant and Proof read by Chairty Whisnant