How to become a Christian

Becoming a Christian is the easiest thing in the world – and the hardest.

It is the easiest because it doesn't involve any costly subscriptions, expensive payments, or application forms. You can, in fact, become a Christian right where you are.

It is the hardest because it involves the complete surrender of the life and will to Jesus Christ. The only book that can offer any assistance to this question of becoming a Christian is the Bible. While it has many puzzling and profound statements, the question of your relationship with Jesus Christ is dealt with in the most plain and simple language. It is in fact as simple as ABC.


Firstly, let me explain what a Christian is not. He is not merely a churchgoer, or a good living person, or even a religious man, for there was a man in the Bible who would fit that category and Jesus told him: "You must be born again." It does not mean, either, that a person must merely follow his conscience and be as sincere as he can, for a man called Saul did that and he was told by Jesus that in reality he was opposing God. You can actually be religious, sincere, good living, morally upright and still not be a Christian.


Becoming a Christian means much more than giving up certain habits and avoid breaking the law. In order to show you simply how to become a Christian, let's bring the facts a little more into focus. It's simple as ABC, so here it is – the ABC of becoming a Christian.


Every man and woman in this world is a lost sinner. No-one can escape this position, for the Bible says, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." We are lost because God is holy – absolutely good and morally perfect – and He will allow no sinful person into heaven. We are so lost that without God's help nothing can be done to save us. As a result of sin, we have lost our likeness to God, our love for Him and deserve eternal punishment. We must take our place before Him, firmly acknowledge, this repent (more than just being sorry) and turn from our sin to the Lord

We are believing something every minute of every day, but in order to become a Christian there must be not merely be a head belief, but belief in the heart. You can believe in your head that on the Cross of Calvary Jesus Christ died to forgive your sin, but if that belief does not pass into your heart, it will do you no more good than believing that food will sustain you, yet doing nothing to eat it. To believe in Christ means to believe He died for you personally, to remove the sin that separates you from God, and to ask Him to be your Saviour as you turn over your life to Him.

To confess Christ means to make known to others that you have become a Christian. Don't be ashamed to do this for it will bring you out on His side and make the decision you have made clear cut. If you want to become a Christian, say this prayer, at the same time turning your life over to Christ. But please take note that it isn't a magic set of words, saying them without wholeheartedly believing what you are saying will accomplish nothing:


“Father, I know that I have broken Your laws and my sins have separated me from You. I am truly sorry, and now I choose to repent (turn away from my past sinful life) and turn toward You. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite You Lord Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send Your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”


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