HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
Are you ready to turn your life over to Jesus Christ? It is the greatest thing that you will ever do! The following is a simple step-by-step plan of how to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior.
God Loves You!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
God has a wonderful plan for your life!
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John 10:10b
The Good News
Heaven is a Free Gift
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
We can’t earn our way to heaven and none of us really deserves to go. It is a gift from God.
We are all Sinners
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
Every person who has ever lived has missed or fallen short of God’s standard of perfection. And no matter what we do we will never bridge the gap between sinful man and a Holy God.
God Loves Us
“God is love.” I John 4:8
While God loves us and doesn’t want to punish us, we should also know that He is a just, fair and holy God and must punish sin.
“The soul that sins shall die.” Exekiel 18:4
God Balanced Justice and Love Through His Son Jesus
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Jesus is the infinite God-man, God in the flesh. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sins and to purchase a place for us in heaven, which He offers as a free gift.
The Gift of Eternal Life is Received By Faith
Saving faith is not merely intellectual assent. It is trusting in Jesus Christ alone and what He has done rather than what we can do to get us to heaven.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31
The Bible says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be shaved.” You can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and His completed work on the cross for your sins right now by simply praying:
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins, and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation, and I accept your free gift of eternal life.
If this prayer is the sincere desire of your heart, look at the promise of Jesus: “Most assuredly, I say unto you, he who believes in Me shall have everlasting life” John 6:7
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Now that I’ve Accepted Christ as My Savior, What comes Next?
Now that you are a “new creation” in Jesus Christ, the road ahead will be full of life changing experiences. Growing in knowledge and understanding of the Bible and your Christian walk with God is essential for your spiritual growth. Her are some ways that you can grow as a Christian.
Baptism identifies you with Christ. It does not save you but identifies you and your new found faith in Christ. It is a public declaration that you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Acts 8:35-40
Study the Bible
The Bible will guide you through life and answer life’s questions. The Psalmist wrote, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Ps 119:105
Share your faith with others.
Tell someone about how you came to know Christ as your Savior. Jesus said, “Therefore whosoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32
Be a part of a local church.
Fellowship with other believers is very important. Hebrews 10:24,25 says, “And Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.” It is important that you find a good, Bible believing, Bible preaching church where its members have a heart for God and a desire to grow to be like Him.
God desires to meet your needs! He loves to have his children speak to Him and communion with Him. We can do this through prayer. Luke 11:2-4.
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