How to Become a Christian


It starts with admitting that you are a sinner.

For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23

That’s right, the Bible says that everyone has sinned—including you. It’s probably not hard for you to think of some of the ways you’ve broken God’s Law. Sin is a problem because it separates us from God, who is without sin (1 Peter 1:16). Sin is also a problem because of the penalty involved.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Just as we earn wages for the work we do, we earn wages for our actions. And the Bible says that sin earns us death. That means eternal death, or separation from God for all eternity. But the Bible doesn’t leave us there. The rest of that statement gives us hope for eternal life, through Jesus Christ.


For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

...Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved…
Acts 16:31

What does it mean to believe in Jesus? The Bible says Jesus Christ is God’s son, sent here to die in our place.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

Sin can’t go unpunished, but God does not want anyone to die (2 Peter 3:9). That’s why He sent His son Jesus Christ to die in our place. How can this be?

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God in him..
2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus Christ lived his entire life without any sin. He had to be perfect, in order to die for the sins of others. And in doing so, he paid the penalty for your sin.

When you truly admit that your sin has separated you from God, and when you truly believe that Jesus Christ died to make it right, there is only one way you can respond.


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.
Romans 10:9

Jesus Christ gave His life in exchange for yours. What could you possibly offer in return, but to live your life for Him? When you submit your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord, you become a part of God’s family, and the way you live your life—the choices that you make—will show it.

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13

The ABC’s of Salvation

You came here because you wanted to know how you can have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now that you have the knowledge, what will you do with it? God offers you His salvation as a free gift. All you have to do is accept it:

  • Tell Him that you admit that you are a sinner, and that you’re sorry for breaking His Law.
  • Tell Him that you believe that Jesus Christ died to pay the price for your sin.
  • Tell Him that you commit to stop living your life for yourself, and to start living it for Him.

If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then talk to God from your heart:

Here's a Suggested Prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

That’s it! The Bible says that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved,” (Romans 10:13). If you’ve asked God’s forgiveness and placed your faith in Jesus Christ, you are now a Christian.

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