How to Become a Christian
We believe that God's word, the Bible,
is the authority for all of life. The Bible clearly outlines the way to
become a Christian. Look with us at these references in the Bible. These
references are from the New American Standard (NAS) version of the Bible.
"... as it is written, 'THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;..."
"... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ..."
We see from this that we are all sinners.
"For the wages of
sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord."
"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has
been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God. "
From these two verses above, we see
that sin is punishable by spiritual death.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us. "
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no
one comes to the Father but through Me."
Here we see that Jesus died for us.
He is the way of life.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no
one may boast."
Salvation is a free gift from God.
It is not earned.
"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away,
in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;"
You must repent of sins and have a
desire to please God.
"... that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe
in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for
with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with
the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."
You must respond to Jesus in faith
and publicly confess your new-found faith in Him.
If you would like to have salvation in
Jesus Christ, sincerely pray a prayer like this one:
"Dear God, I know that
you love me. I confess to you my sins and my need for salvation. I turn
away from my sins and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord. In
Jesus' name I pray, amen."
After you have received Jesus Christ into
your life, tell a pastor or another Christian about your decision. Show
others your faith in Christ by asking for baptism by immersion in your
local church as a public expression of your faith.
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