Becoming a Christian
To believe means to hear and accept the WORDS of Jesus Christ.
Believing in a person means to trust what he says: his statements and
his promises. Jesus said,
I tell you for certain that everyone who hears my message and has faith
in the one who sent me has eternal life and will never be condemned.
They have already gone from death to life.
For some people, having a greater understanding about Jesus helps us in
accepting Him as our Lord. Here are some Bible verses about Jesus to
help us get to know him better:
- John 3:16
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
- Acts 2:21
But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
- Acts 2:38
Peter said, “Turn back to God! Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will be given the Holy Spirit."
- John 14:6
“I am the way, the truth, and the life!” Jesus answered. “Without me, no one can go to the Father."
What you must do to be saved...
1. Repent -- meaning
to change; to be truly be sorry for what you've done
in the past and desire to turn away from sin and turn
2. Believe in Jesus as your LORD and savior. We are all sinners, we've all done wrong--we've all disobeyed God (sin). Because of our sin we are offensive to God and forever separated from God. But, Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin and wash away our sin. By doing this He has saved you from facing the consequences of your actions. Through the sacrificial death of Jesus on your behalf, you are acceptable to God and will have eternal life with God in heaven.Salvation is a free gift from God. The Bible tells us how we can be saved:
"For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." - Romans 10:9 (NLT)
Lord Jesus in heaven, I recognize that I am a sinner. I need You in my life. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Forgive me. I accept you as my savior and Lord. Guide me, lead me, inspire me to be the person you want me to be. Show me how to follow in Your steps. Through Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Beware of the true enemy. Satan and his evil demons and followers are willing to do anything to stop you from accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Don't wait till it is to late. Only Jesus has the power to save. Jesus can save you today.
- Salvation does not depend on saying a prayer. God already knows what has happened. However, talking with God about what has happened helps open us to God's guidance and leading as He begins working in our lives