The Gospel

How do I become a Christian? – The gospel of Jesus Christ

The Bible clearly states the condition of man: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” ~ Rom. 3:23

This is not a condemnation of non-Christians. Rather it is the reality of every human being, regardless of religious affiliation. Every person needs to be saved from sin, and Jesus has made the way.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” ~ John 14:6

You can possess the saving grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ. It’s vey simple indeed, and here’s how you do it:

REPENT – To repent is to see your condition as God sees it and to express sorrow. In this case, you repent of your sin. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation . . ..” (2 Corinthians 7:10). You must admit to God that you are a sinner deserving of hell because of your sin. Repentance is also a sincere turning away from sin to God; it is changing your mind about sin and agreeing with God’s heart and mind. The Bible states “. . . that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance” (Acts 26:20).

BELIEVE – Believing is more than just acknowledging that Jesus Christ exists. The Bible says, “. . . the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19). True believing is placing your complete confidence in Him and His ability to save you. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). You must believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He died on the cross to save you. “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 . . .” (Romans 10:9-10).

CONFESS & CALL“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). To call upon the Lord is to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sin and save you from an eternity in hell. You must pray and ask for “. . . with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).

RECEIVE – To receive something you must take it. Salvation is offered as a free gift from God. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved . . . it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Like any gift, it is not yours until you receive it. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). You must pray and tell the Lord that you wish to receive His wonderful gift of eternal life!

DON’T DELAY

None of us has any guarantee that we will see tomorrow. Life can vanish at a moment’s notice, so please do not delay any further. You have come to the place in your life where you must make a decision. If you choose to accept the payment made by the Lord Jesus Christ for your sin, then you simply need to bow your head and pray. Tell Jesus, in your own words, that you are sorry for your sin and ask Him to forgive you and save you from hell. Tell Him you are willing to receive Him as your Lord and Savior. Let Him know you want to accept His gift of eternal life. Remember, Jesus Christ never turns anyone away! Please…. DON’T DELAY ANOTHER MOMENT!!

“The Lord is . . . not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” ~ 2 Peter 3:9 ~