How to Become a Christian
Does your life often seem empty and without meaning? Do you often feel guilt, loneliness, and weary? Jesus Christ can change your whole life and give you joy and peace. The life that God offers is full, meaningful, and eternal. This life can be yours by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior - by becoming a Christian.
- The first step one must take in becoming a Christian is acknowledging that you are a sinner, we have all sinned, we are all sinners. Romans 3:23 - for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ...
- The second reality that you must understand is that God sent his son, Jesus Christ into this world to save sinners and to give all that believe in him eternal life. Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This was God's gift to us. If you want forgiveness for your sins all that you have to do is accept this gift.
- The next point that must be understood is that only by being "born" again into a new spiritual life, through Jesus Christ, can one see or enter the kingdom of God: John 3:3 - "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." John 14:6 - "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." The ONLY way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ, not by any works or good deeds, not simply by being a 'good' person.
- The last step in becoming a Christian is believing in your heart the previous points and to ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and take control of your life. Romans 10:9-11&13 - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." ...for "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
The choice is yours. God offers you this full and meaningful life now. If you are tired of an empty life with guilt and loneliness you can accept God's offer by saying the following prayer:
Dear Lord, I know I have done wrong and need forgiveness. Thank you for dying for my sins and for offering me eternal life. Please forgive my sins and help me to turn from them. I now confess you as my Lord and receive you as my Savior. Take control of my life and make it full and meaningful. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Congratulations. If you said the above prayer and accepted Jesus Christ into your life you are now a Christian and can enjoy the full and meaningful life that God offers.