Becoming a Christian
Part 1 - God's Purpose
John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He have His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." God's purpose for you is to have eternal life and to live with Him forever. However, there is a problem, our sin keeps us from being able to do that.
Part 2 - Our Need
We must understand that we have a problem. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Then, in Romans 6:23 we read that "the wages (penalty) of sin is death." We deserve to die because of our sins. But, didn't John 3:16 say that God loves us and wants us to have eternal life?
Part 3 - God's Provision
The second half of Romans 6:23 states that "the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 5:8 says that "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." The provision has been made, the penalty has been paid, we have been bought with the perfect blood of Jesus!
Part 4 - Our Response
The Bible has clearly laid out God's gift and it clearly tells us how to make it our own. Romans 10:9-10 states, "That if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." That is our answer. That is our way to God. That is our path to heaven.
It's as easy as A-B-C-D!
ADMIT that you have sinned and need a Savior
BELIEVE that Jesus died and rose to pay for your sins.
CONFESS your sins to GOD.
DO it now, there is NO better day!