How A Person Can Become A Christian
|Christianity is often said to be one of
the worlds great religions. In fact Christianity does not
fit the dictionary definition of a religion. It says a
religion is trying to please or earn favor with a god by
a system of beliefs or actions. Christians are not trying
to earn favor with God. It is given to them by God. For
no person could live a good enough life to earn eternal
Romans 3:10 tells us, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
The requirement of God is a perfect life. A sinless selfless life. Who has not sinned?
And Romans 3:23 adds, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Why does man sin and where did sin come from?
Romans 5:12 states that sin started with Adam, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
What happens to those who sin?
Romans 6:23 tells us, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
If all have sinned and the penalty for sin is death, what can a person do? How can anyone be saved?
Romans 5:8 tells us how we can be saved from our sin and its penalty, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
If Jesus did die for me and did was raised from the dead, how does that save me from sin and its penalty?
Romans 10:9-10 is clear, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Any one who realizes he can never live a perfect life can be saved.
Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
There is no waiting period. There is no test period to see if you qualify. Anyone can accept the gift of salvation which God has to Give. And a gift is free to the receiver. Jesus has paid the price; but you must accept the gift of salvation by confessing before God and men that you want the salvation through Jesus Christ which God offers.