About Brunstad Christian Church
We believe that, after receiving forgiveness of sin, our calling as disciples is to follow Christ by overcoming sin, and becoming holy as He is holy.
By denying ourselves through the help of the Holy Spirit, we enter a process of sanctification.
The Bible is the foundation and guide for our faith and doctrine.
We have churches and do outreach work in more than 65 countries.
This website is especially for you who are interested in living this life as a Christian.
Learn more about Brunstad Christian Church at About Us
I know that I have sinned when I am reminded by my conscience, or when I have transgressed the law, or the Holy Spirit shows me the truth about myself.
It is possible to obtain forgiveness for sin I have committed. However, after my sins are forgiven, my calling as a Christian is to overcome sin and be free from sin, so I am no longer a slave to my lusts and desires. This is a true Christian life!
My conscience – Have I sinned?
All people have been given a conscience, knowledge of right and wrong. This “inner voice” will inform me in advance whether an action is right or wrong, and will also remind me when I have done something that I know is wrong.
However, because our knowledge or conception of right and wrong is formed by our surroundings, culture, upbringing and personality, each person’s conscience will react differently to different situations. For this reason, the conscience cannot be used to have the “final say”.
Transgression of the law
In the Old Covenant, God gave people laws and commandments how to live their lives. Transgression of the law is sin, and the law can tell me if I have sinned. If I am aware of the law, my conscience will also let me know of any transgression.
By keeping the commandments given in the Old Covenant people could live an exemplary life in outward things, as it could expose outward sins—actions and words, and also specified punishments for any transgressions. However, it could not touch the inner, hidden life that nobody could see, the motives and thoughts behind words and actions.
The Holy Spirit and the hope in the New Covenant
In the New Covenant, the laws are not only written with ink, but: “‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days,’ says the Lord: ‘I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them.’” Hebrews 8:10. These are the laws of the Spirit of Life—the Holy Spirit reminds me and teaches me about God’s will, also when it concerns the inner life.
The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth, and will lead me to the whole truth about myself —my human nature and the sin that dwells there—to a much deeper degree than the law or our conscience ever can.
But another name for the Spirit is the Helper—and the Spirit’s main task is not to inform me when I have sinned, but to help me not to sin.
By obedience to the Spirit, I can be made aware of the sin I have in my nature before I commit sin. I can overcome it just like Jesus, our forerunner, did when He was on earth.
Are you interested in becoming completely free from your own thoughts and sin that make you unhappy? Contact us