What is a Christian?
In his letter to the Romans, Paul said…
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23)
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)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13)
What does all this mean? Well, it can be summarized as A-B-C.
A – Admit you are a sinner.
None of us has to look very far to see sin, do we? We even see it in ourselves. Admitting that we are sinners
is the first step in receiving the forgiveness that comes from God.
B – Believe what the Bible says about Jesus.
"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)
To become a Christian, we must believe that Jesus is the only son of God, that He lived a perfect life, and
died in our place.
C – Confess/Commit to Jesus as Lord.
Confessing your belief in Jesus and committing your life to following Him is your simple act of faith. To do so,
you might pray a simple prayer like this…
Jesus. I admit I am a sinner and I need forgiveness. I believe in my heart that you are the only Savior of the world and
that you died on a cross in my place. I place my faith in You and I accept you as my Lord. I receive your forgiveness and
gift of eternal life. Amen.
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