How to Become a Christian

Whaddaya Mean, “Become” a Christian?

Pretty much what it says.

Contrary to some opinions, being a Christian has nothing to do with where you were born, or with where you spent Sunday mornings every week during your childhood. You
are not a Christian by default, just because you aren’t Jewish. In fact, there are many Jewish Christians (Messianic Jews). You aren’t a Christian because you go to
church, just like you’re not a hamburger because you go to McDonald’s.

Yeah, you’re just trying to earn another point by “converting” me, right?

Even if God graded us on a “points earned” system (He doesn’t), there’s no way that either of us could amass enough points to amount to anything. I’m not looking to
score points with God. I just want you to know that God has a plan for you, and it’s a great plan!

OK, I’ll bite. What is this “plan” that God has for me?

Glad you asked!

To start with, here is a very basic but important fact: God Loves You.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. ” (John 3:16)

But you have a basic problem. You are a Sinner. You’re not alone-I’m a sinner, too.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom.3:23)

The Holy Spirit of God is trying to show you that you are a sinner:

“”And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin…because they do not believe in Me” (John 16:8-9)

How should you respond to the Holy Spirit?

  • Turn away from your Sin. (Repent)

“for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners. ” (Matt.9:13)

  • Trust in Christ as Savior and Lord.

“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.For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom.
10:9-10, 13)

  • All you have to do is ask!

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)

“…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Just pray a simple prayer to God. Admit that you are a sinner, and that you want Christ to come into your heart, forgive your sin, and make you a brand new person. This
isn’t a “magic formula.” Just talk to God, like you would to anyone else. He’s listening!

Why not ask Jesus to come in-right now? You can start the exciting new adventure of your new life in Him!

If you have just asked Jesus to come into your heart, we’d like to hear from you!

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