How Do You Become A Christian?

 

God Loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you forever!  

Your heavenly Father also has a special plan for your life. He gives us this promise in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, chapter 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope." God created you to have a relationship with him. He wants you to grow close to Him now and spend forever with Him in heaven after you die.

But one thing separates us from a relationship with God...sin. If you have ever done something wrong, then you know about sin.  Sin is disobeying God and the Bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (We have all sinned against God, and do not deserve his love).

Romans 6:23 explains that the punishment for sin is death- separation from God in hell forever.  No matter how hard we try, we cannot save ourselves. We cannot earn our way to heaven by being good, going to church, or being baptized.  That is the bad news.

But do not worry! God loves us so much that He sent his only Son, Jesus to earth. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life and then died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins (Romans 5:8). Three days later, He came back to life and now lives in heaven.

In John 14:6, Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." To reach God and live forever in heaven after you die, you must accept Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.

To accept Jesus as your Savior, simply talk to God and admit that you are a sinner, believe that Jesus died for your sins and was raised from the dead, and give him control of your life.

If you would like to receive God's free gift of eternal life, you can pray this simple prayer:

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and that I need to be saved from my sins. I know that I can't save myself. I believe Jesus took the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross and he rose from the dead so that I could have eternal life. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.   I will try my best to please you all the days of my life. Thank You  for forgiving me and saving me now. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, then you can be sure he heard you. The Bible says, "Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13). You have made the Most Important Decision in your Life, and have just begun a relationship with God and you will definitely spend eternity in heaven with Him.

If you made a decision to follow Jesus Christ today, please let us know. We would love to share some information with you.