How does a Christian begin life with God? How do we know that He is with us?

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, this is the one who will save it.

Luke 9:24

and He Himself brought our sins in His body up on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by His wounds you were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

If you want to spiritually live, you must first spiritually die to sin. This was modelled by Jesus on the cross and is attainable through baptism.

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:4

Ethan Kirl