What does it take to become a Christian
John 3:16 says, “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.” God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son for you.
Did you know that or better yet do you believe that. God pursues all of us. What we do with that pursuit is crucial to our spiritual future. It is our choice, only ours on what we do when God pursues. Do we draw closer to him and ignore His love and what he has done to restore us to him or do we withdraw further from him. continuing on as you have been and where you are is that where you really want to remain.
Do you know where you stand with God?
If you have never made Jesus the Lord of your life, then you are separated from God by sin. You are the reason God sent Jesus to the cross. John 3:16 says, “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.” God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son for you.
II Corinthians 5:21 says that God made Jesus, who knew no sin, to be sin for us. Sin was the reason Jesus came to earth. He died on the cross and went to hell for one reason: to pay the price for sin. Once that price was paid, Jesus was raised from the dead, showed himself victorius over Satan; and Sin as a problem was taken care of..
God does not hold your sin against you. The only thing keeping you from becoming a child of God is failure to run from your present world and your present god, which is Satan, and make Jesus the Lord over your life.
When Jesus paid the sin price for you, He was your substitute. Heaven has it recorded that you have been set free. It is as if you yourself died on the cross 2,000 years ago. But that doesn’t mean you will automatically go to heaven. Even though God sent Jesus to pay for your sin—even though He holds nothing against you—you can still go straight to hell. Why? Because you have not made the choice to receive Jesus as your own personal Lord and Savior, to accept His sacrifice as yours.
You have a free will. You have the right to choose your own destiny, God will not force you to receive salvation. The choice is yours. You can go straight to hell and God will not lift a finger to stop you. He did all He is going to do when He sent Jesus into the world.
You see, you are a threefold being: You are a spirit, you have a soul (mind, will, emotions), and you live in a body. Jesus referred to this in a conversation with Nicodemus (John 3:3-7).
Jesus said to him, “You must be born again.”
Nicodemus replied, “What do you mean? Do I have to go back again into my mother’s womb?”
Jesus answered, “No. What is born of the flesh is flesh. What is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
Being born again is a spiritual rebirth. You are born of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit was sent into the earth to carry out the new birth. When you make Jesus the Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit comes to indwell you and causes your spirit to be re-created. According to II Corinthians 5:17, when you accept Jesus as your Lord, you become a new creature, or new creation; old things pass away and all things become new. As far as God is concerned, at that moment, you stand before Him as a brand-new person. You are reborn from sin and death to righteousness and new life. That is a fact.
I John 5:1-4 says, “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
To become a Christian, you need to involve both your tongue and your heart. it starts when you believe in your heart that Jesus was born as the Son of God, that he died for you and your sins, and that he then rose again from the dead and ascended again to Heaven, where he reigns today ever interceding for you as your sin substitute. He is your bridge. He (Jesus) connects you with the Father, God.
So if you are willing to run from your sins, your past and your present world believing that Jesus Died on the Cross for You, then Ask the Father to forgive you of your sins and present yourself to Him. pray the following prayer:
Heavenly Father I pray and ask Jesus to be the Lord over my life. I believe that Jesus has been raised from the Dead and at this moment I give myself to him and say Jesus come into my heart, I believe this moment I am saved, I am a new creation in him. I am reborn, I am a christian. I am a child of Almighty God.
source for some of this page is KCM Ministries