Becoming a Christian is a decision from the heart and a prayer to God. If your faith is real and your heart is seeking Christ the decission is easy to make. Religion has nothing to do with it.
Are my sins too bad for God to accept me? Your past sin has nothing to do with it. There is nothing you have ever said or done that will cause God to refuse your decission for Him but you must sincerely choose Him from your heart.
The Apostle Paul claimed salvation, even while he called himself the worst of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). John explained that God loved the world to such an extent that He was willing to let His own Son die in our place (John 3:16). The beauty of salvation and forgiveness is that God separates us from our sins “as far as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12). There is only one bridge between a holy God and sinful people: Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). That, in itself, is simple, loving, and astounding.
With confusing traditions, denominational distinctions, and horrific history, religion as an institution often prevents the most profound decision that any of us could ever make: should I become a follower of Jesus or not?
Below are several common questions and answers regarding how you become a Christian through salvation and faith in Jesus Christ.
How do I become a Christian? When the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas that question (Acts 16:30-31), Paul answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Paul explained to the Romans, “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 with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)
Becoming a Christian is a change of heart and belief. It’s a step of faith, accepting what the Bible says about God and Jesus as true and real. Faith is a transference of dependence on myself to dependence on God. Therefore, the goal of the “gospel” (the good news about Jesus Christ in Mark 16:15) is entering into faith and dependence on God alone for this life and the next. “Being saved” is simply believing in Jesus and accepting Him.
A—Admit that I am a sinner (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).
B—Believe that Jesus is God’s Son, that He died for me, and His death can save my me from my sin.
(John 3:16, Romans 5:8-10).
C—Confess that He is my Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-13).
Dear God, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, so I could be in a relationship with You. I’m sorry for living a life of sin and without You at the center of my life. Please forgive me for all my sins. I want to follow You for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You need to be Saved: Acts 4:12
“There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
You cannot save yourself: Eph 2:8
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Jesus can save you: John 1:12
“But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
You can be saved now: Rm 10:13
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
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