Become a Christian
The central theme of the New Testament is Gods love for you as
an individual. This love was revealed through Christs coming into
the world and living among men, His dying on the cross, and rising from
the dead. Through Christs death God offers you forgiveness for
your sins, and through His resurrection the promise of everlasting life.
Christ died and rose again for the whole world, but for you to become
a Christian is an individual matter. The only way to establish a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ is to accept His offer of forgiveness
and everlasting life. The following Scripture passages show Gods
part and yours. Read each verse and believe it, for it is the Word of
God speaking to you.
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
you and all of mankind. He wants to bless your life and make it full
and complete. He offers you not only an abundant life here and now,
but a life which is eternalHis very own life.
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"Well, we are just humannobody is perfect," is biblically
sound. When we acknowledge this truth, we can see our separation from
God, for He is holy.
the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
in sin will result in spiritual death, which is separation from God
forever. The alternative is to personally receive Gods free gift,
which is pardon for sin and provision of life everlasting.
Paid the Penalty.
God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
think you must lead a "good" life and do charitable acts before
God will love you. This is not so. God loves you even in your sin. He
sent Christ to die in your place and to pay the penalty for your sin
so that you can be reconciled to Him.
is a Free Gift!
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians
means undeserved favor. God graciously offers to you what you could
never do for yourself. Gods gift to you is free. You do not, and
cannot, work for a gift. All you need to do is receive it. Believe with
all your heart that Jesus Christ died for you to provide deliverance
from your sins and to give you eternal life.
as many as received Him [Christ], to them gave He power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:12
receive Christwhen you accept what He has done for youyou
become a child of God. Picture, if you will, Jesus Christ standing at
the door of your life. Invite Him in. He is waiting to be received into
invite Jesus Christ into your life right now by praying to God something
like the following:
I know that I am a sinner and that I need Your forgiveness. I believe
that Christ died in my place to pay the penalty for my sin and that
He rose from the dead. I now invite Jesus Christ to come into my life
as my Savior. Thank You for making me Your child. Help me learn to please
You in every part of my life.
from His Word.
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
just now received Christ by calling upon the name of the Lord in prayer,
the following took place: your sins were forgiven (Colossians 1:14),
you became a child of God (John 1:12), you were made an heir to all
of Gods blessings (Romans 8:16,17), and you now possess everlasting
life (1 John 5:12, 13)!
a Christian the moment you received Christ. Dont trust your feelings,
for they will change. Take God at His Word and believe His promises.
Review the above passages whenever doubts arise. You should be able
to say with assurance, "I have received Christ. On the authority
of Gods Word, I have eternal life."
grant you "all joy and peace in believing." Romans 15:13