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Becoming a Faithful Christian

The book has two main divisions. The first part (approximately 300 pages) is a discussion of how  to become a Christian and how to live as a Christian. This section assumes that the reader has never heard the gospel and may not have another opportunity to hear. He is introduced to God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the inspired Scriptures, the earthly life and death of Jesus, the Resurrection, and the church that Jesus built. He is then told how to become a Christian and live as one in his community. There are instructions on how to be baptized and how to establish a congregation, as well as suggestions on organizing worship services.

The second division is an updated New American Standard version of the New Testament.

Becoming a Faithful Christian was revised specifically for the "America 2008" project and is entitled
Into the Abundant Life.


Foreword: Letter to the Reader
Chapter 1: Does God Exist?
Chapter 2: The Bible, God's Word
Chapter 3: Who Is God the Father?
Chapter 4: Jesus, the Son of God
Chapter 5: Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Chapter 6: God Became Man
Chapter 7: How Shall We View Jesus?
Chapter 8: Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?
Chapter 9: The Cross and the Church
Chapter 10: What Is "The Church"?
Chapter 11: The Next to the Greatest Story Ever Told
Chapter 12: The Church of the New Testament
Chapter 13: Special Words for God's People
Chapter 14: The Divine Designations of the Church
Chapter 15: Christ, the Head of the Church
Chapter 16: Entering the Church
Chapter 17: The Unity of the Church
Chapter 18: Eternal Reward and Punishment
Chapter 19: Repentance
Chapter 20: What Will You Do With Jesus?
Appendix 1: Answers to Study Questions
Appendix 2: Study Helps for Accurately Handling the Word of Truth
Appendix 3: The Words "Church" and "Churches" in the New Testament
Appendix 4: The Words "Kingdom" and "Kingdoms"
Appendix 5: A Survey of the Old Testament