Tuesday, October 17, 2006

This is how you become a Christian

I do not know what brought you to this page, but I am sure it was no mistake. If you are interested in finding out about how a person would become a Christian the following are some of the "basics". The most important thing you should know is that as much as you may want to know God, He said in the Bible He is searching for you like Shepherd who has lost a sheep. God wants very much to know you. I hope this helps.

How to Become a Christian Have you felt the "tug" of God on your heart? Becoming a Christian is one of the most important steps you will take in your life on earth. Learn what the Bible teaches on how to become a Christian and what it means to be a follower of Christ. This call to salvation begins with God. He initiates it by drawing us to come to Him.

John 6:44
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him ..."
Revelation 3:20 :
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in ..."
Human Efforts are Futile:
God desires an intimate relationship with us, but we can not obtain it through our own efforts.
Isaiah 64:6
"All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags..." Romans 3:10-12
"...There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no
one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become
worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
Separated by Sin:
We have a problem. Our sin separates us from God, leaving us spiritually empty.
Romans 3:23
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
It is impossible for us to find peace with God through our own efforts.
Anything we try to do to obtain God's favor or gain salvation is
worthless and futile.
A Gift from God:
Salvation then, is a gift from God. He offers the gift through Jesus, his Son. By laying down his life on the cross, Christ took our place and paid the ultimate price,
the penalty for our sin -- death. Jesus is our only way to God.
John 14:6
"Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." Romans 5:8
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Responding to God's Call:
The only thing we must do is respond to God's call.
But how? How do I become a Christian?
God's gift of salvation is not complicated. The response to God's call
is explained in these simple steps found in God's Word:
1) Admit you are a sinner and turn away from your sin.

3:19 says: "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be
wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."

2) Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from your sins and give you eternal life.

3:16 says: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so
that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal

3) Come to Him by faith.

In John 14:6 Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."

4) You may pray a simple prayer to God.

You may want to make your response to God a prayer. Prayer is simply
communicating with God. Pray using your own words. There is no special
formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and He will save you. If you
feel lost and just don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer you can pray.

"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am sinful and in need of Your forgiveness. I
am sorry for my sinful lifestyle and I want to turn from it and follow
You. I believe that You died to pay the spiritual cost for my sins and
that You rose from the grave. I invite You to come into my heart and
become my Lord and Savior. I ask this in Your name. Amen."

5) Now, don’t doubt.

Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it. It’s a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it!

2:8 says: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and
this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."
6) Tell someone about your decision.

10:9-10 says, "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."

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