SALVATION

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN:

1. REALIZE that God has not been first place in our life, and ask Him to forgive your sins.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  1 John 1:9


2. BELIEVE that Jesus died to pay for your sins and that He rose from the dead and is alive today.
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”  Romans 10:9-10 NLT

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name [Jesus] under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”  Acts 4:12

“We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”  1 Thessalonians 4:14


3. ACCEPT God’s free gift of salvation. Don’t try to earn it.
“For it is by grace you are saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Our relationship with God is not restored by anything we do, but on the basis of what Jesus already did for us!  


4. INVITE Jesus Christ to come into your life and be the Lord of your life.
“To all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God. All they needed to do was to trust him to save them. All those who believe this are reborn!—not a physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan—but from the will of God.”  John 1:12-13 TLB

“Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in...”  Revelation 3:20 HCSB

You can take these steps by praying a simple prayer of commitment to God:

“Heavenly Father, I admit that I am a sinner and that I am lost without you. I believe Christ died in my place, making a way for us to have a relationship. I choose to follow Jesus and His way for the rest of my life. Amen!”