How to Become a Christian
Studying the Facts
The Bible explains how to become a Christian in very simple terms:
- Realize that everyone has sinned and can not live up to God’s standard of holiness. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
- Understand that the penalty for our sin is death. Romans 6:23 states: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Accept God’s gift. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, so we could be spared from hell. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” According to the Bible, we aren’t required to subscribe to a religious formula or do more good things than bad ones. God gives His gift freely to all who ask. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
God is with you right now; He will hear your prayer. He wants you to pray and He promises to answer this prayer! Here is the prayer…
“O God, I know I have sinned, and I’m sorry. Please help me to stop sinning; I want to live by Your rules from now on. I thank you, Jesus, that you died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I am not trusting in my good works to get to heaven. Instead, I am trusting in what Jesus did for me on the cross. I invite Jesus Christ to become my Lord and Saviour today. Right now I accept your forgiveness, and eternal life, by faith. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”