How to Become a Christian
FIRST Acknowledge you are condemned because of sin!
1. You Are By Nature A Sinner: “There is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23 2. Sin Has Separated You From God: “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear” Isaiah 59:2 3. Penalty Of Sin Is Eternal Punishment: “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power” II Thessalonians 1:8, 9
SECOND Realize you must be saved from sin!
1. You Must Be Born Again: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” John 3:3 2. You Must Become God’s Child: “But as many as receive Him to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” John 1:12 3. You Must Become A New Person: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” II Corinthians 5:17
THIRD Admit you cannot save yourself from sin!
1. Your Righteousness Will Not Save You: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” Titus 3:5. 2. Your Religious Deeds Will Not Save You: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” Ephesians 2:8, 9 3. Jesus Alone Can 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.
FOURTH Believe Jesus died for your sin!
1. Jesus’ Death Paid The Penalty For Sin: “Who His own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” I Peter 2:24 2. Jesus’ Blood Cleanses From All Sin: “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” Ephesians 1:7 3. Jesus’ Resurrection Provides Eternal Life: “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” I Corinthians 15:20
FIFTH Receive Jesus as your Saviour from Sin!
1. By Believing On The Lord Jesus Christ: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16:31 2. By Asking God To Forgive You: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” Isaiah 1:18 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” Acts 3:19 3. By Asking God To Save You: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Almighty and merciful God, I thank Thee for Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who died for my sins and arose again from the dead. I am truly sorry for all I have done wrong and ask Thee to forgive me. I come to Thee now to ask Thee to make me a Christian. In Jesus’ name, amen. NAME DATE “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” John 3:36.