"If any man be in Christ, behold, he is a new creature. Old things passed away; behold all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
NewCreationInspirations was born long ago in my spirit. Second Corinthians 5:17 became very real to me on October 30, 1980. That was the day I met Jesus as my Savior and have never been the same. My inner transformation was different than my previous reformations. Transformation happens from within us when Christ takes away the old and begins the new, as opposed to reformation which is an attempt to change ourselves. It was after this transformation from Jesus within me that I started to write from my heart, from my spirit as led by the Holy Spirit. All of my books are inspirational from a Christian perspective. My eBooks are all available at Smashwords.com and other retailers. Please visit NCI's eBooks page where you'll find links for each of my eBooks, or if you prefer you can click the Smashwords.com link here to see my profile and have access to all my books. A variety of genre is available including apologetic, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and biography.
How does the new creation happen in us? Nicodemus, in John 3, asked basically the same question. "Master, how can a man be born again?" Jesus told him, a man is born first in the physical, but born again in the spiritual. Until the old nature dies and the new one is born, we are spiritually dead. This beautiful rendition of the rebirth is in verses 1-18. As 2 Corinthians says, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature." The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 8:9 that Jesus was rich and become poor so that we could be rich through His poverty. How could He do this? By grace, the scripture says. This kind of rich means spiritually rich in Him. Hebrews also says He died once for all. Man is born with a sin nature, thus we are all sinners from birth. Peter preached in Acts 2:38, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins." Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; there is none righteous, not even one. But then in 10:9-10 we are told that if we believe (the gospel) in our hearts and confess with our mouth (that Jesus is Lord) we shall be saved. Repentance, belief and confession are key. To repent is to change your mind and your actions by going in the opposite direction; belief is in your heart or inner man though your mind acknowledges the belief; then there's confession of sin, but also confessing Him before others--do not be ashamed to say that you know HIm and that you believe on Him. But it is His grace that accomplishes salvation to our souls. In fact, according to Romans 2:4 it is His goodness that leads us to repentance. When His Spirit calls, answer, go to Him. Don't turn away when you know His Spirit is drawing you to Him. It is a privilege and you will never regret it. No one is exempt from needing His saving grace. The gospel is that Jesus died, was buried and rose again victorious over death, Hell and the grave. First John 5:9 says that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin. Oh, and one other important thing is that God promised and He cannot lie (Titus 1:2).