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                 How to become a Christian

A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A Christian has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, tries to obey Him in all things, and draws on His strength to help with their daily life.

God made us for Himself and our souls are restless until they find rest in Him. Only God can fill the void in our life. The answers to our searching is accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of our life. To become a true Christian, we need to know the following basic facts from the Bible.

                1. God Loves Us

Because of God’s love for all persons, He desires that we have an unbroken fellowship with Him.

John 3:16 (NIV) “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.”

Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV) “But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions it is by grace you have been saved.”

                2. We Are Sinners

All persons are sinners in that we are born in sin and we disobey God. Sin is choosing to go our own way and to do our own thing as opposed to being obedient to God. Sin is selfishness and rebellion against God. We inherited sin from our father Adam.  

Isaiah 53:6 (NIV) “We all, like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Romans 3:10 (NIV) “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one.”

Romans 5:12 (NIV) “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned–“

                3. Sin Separates Us From God

Sin forms a barrier that prevents us from entering into unbroken fellowship with God. We are headed for a Christless eternity that the Bible calls “Hell.”

Isaiah 59:2 (NIV) “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”

Romans 3:23 (NIV) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

                4. We Cannot Save Ourselves

We often think that through our own efforts we can overcome the sin barrier between us and God. This is not true. There is nothing we can do of ourselves to restore the broken relationship with God. We cannot earn God’s salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.”

 Titus 3: 5 (NIV) “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

 Romans 4:4-5 (NIV) “Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.”

                 5. God Sent His Son Jesus To Remove Our Sin Barrier

By dying on the cross God’s son, Jesus Christ, removed the sin barrier between us and God. Jesus died for our sins, taking our punishment on Himself. God did for us in Jesus Christ what we could not do for ourselves.

1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” 

Romans 5:8 (NIV) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 

                6. We are saved Through Faith In God

Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for us rather then trusting our own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put us in a right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through us. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and the willingness to turn away from our sin.

John 14:6 (NIV) “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

Acts 16:31 (NIV) “They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 

Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) “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.”

                7. You Can believe in Jesus Christ right NOW

You need to admit to God that you are a sinner. You need to express sorrow and repentance for your sinfulness. Ask God to forgive you of your sins. Agree with God’s word that Jesus, the Son of God, died on the cross for your sins and rose again from the dead on the third day. This is what it means to believe on the Lord Jesus. If you believe, then thank Him for His sacrifice and commit yourself to live for Him.

 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 (NIV) “And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) “For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”