The New Testament of the Bible is where the power of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ is taught. What a beautiful place to start! Salvation and redemption of the human soul is the theme of the New Testament records. Learning the Bible (especially the New Testament) is something people desire to do “after” they get saved. Often new converts do not know where to start learning the Word of God. Prophetic utterances made in the Old Testament point to the suffering Savior. After the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ prophecies were confirmed…and Old Testament prophetic truth became New Testament reality…in the life of a believer in Christ.
To understand where Salvation comes from is so very important. To see where Salvation is taught in the Scriptures the believer can first examine the Epistles. The Epistles contain of the power of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ that is actually “experienced” in the heart and life of a believer. I send people to the Epistles…to learn about what the scriptures teach concerning Redemption, Remission of sins, Salvation, Justification, Sanctification, Grace, Perfection, the Holy Spirit, etc. This foundation and doctrine is good to know for the long term walk with Christ.
Romans 3:24, 25…Justifcation and Remission of sins
Romans 10:10…believing unto Righteousness
Ephesians 1:7…forgiveness found in Redemption
The above verses are a great place to start the lifetime homework assignment of learning God’s Word. Great foundational teaching verses in the Bible! Rick Roehm sends people to these verses and I remember when God sent me to them 25 years ago. Still have the original notes in my library! A life built on this type of Bible teaching will not get burned up in the fiery trials of life. Long term truth will not burn like wood, hay and stubble! Why? Because it’s like gold, silver, and precious stones which will not burn up in the fires of life!
Study to show yourself approved to God! Meditate on the Scriptures. Learn Biblical words and terminology. Examine yourself to see if you’re in the faith. Stay close to God and never grieve the Spirit. Be satisfied with Christ your redeemer, and the life he has given you. Be happy! Be blessed! Be contented! Glory! Rick Roehm gets happy just writing and sharing this blessed truth.