A Christian is someone who has been made new in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete" (John 15:1–11). Obedience—living the "good Christian" life—flows from a loving relationship. And obedience helps us remain in God's love and therefore experience His joy.
Being a "Good Christian" is not about performing certain actions. It is about growing in love for Christ and allowing His Holy Spirit to transform our hearts and lives. Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), the recipe-writer and taste-tester for our lives.
As we seek to know God and glorify Him, we also get to enjoy Him (Psalm 73:25—26). The good Christian knows God, enjoys God, and grows in grace.
So, how do you become a Christian? You begin by recognizing your human nature.
And Isaiah 59:2 states,
Therefore, you are separated from God by your sinful nature. Think of it as a big gap, with you on one cliff, and God on the other, and a big chasm separating you. There are many ways people try to reach God, such as doing good deeds, or going to church. While these things are important, they will not bridge the gap between you and God. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9,
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
And in Proverbs 14:12,
You cannot reach God by being good. Although this may seem right to you, it was never His plan. What was His plan? He did not create you and leave you without a means to come to Him. God’s remedy is the cross of Christ, and his sacrifice for our sins. I Peter 3:18 says,
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
And I Timothy 2:5,
And Romans 5:8,
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is the One that can bridge the gap between you and God. It all depends on your response to Him. You must acknowledge your sinfulness, trust in Christ’s forgiveness, and give Him control of your life. If you do that, you will have eternal life. John 3:16 says,
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
And John 5:24,
You should take a moment right now, and use Jesus Christ as the bridge to get to God. Do not delay this decision, for you do not know what tomorrow may bring. You could die in an accident, and once you are dead, you will not have another chance to accept eternal life.
How do you receive Christ? Follow these simple steps:
1. Admit you are a sinner.
How do you pray? You may do so like this.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as the Lord and Savior of my life. In Your name. Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer and trusted Christ, then the Bible says that you can be sure you have eternal life. Romans 10:13 says,
For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.
And I John 5:12-13 says,
What should you do next? This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this new life you should:
1. Read the Bible on a daily basis to learn more about Christ.
Welcome to the family! May God bless you as you get to know Him.
PastorPastor Jay Randolph (born January 20, 1959) Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ The Voice
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“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” — G.K. Chesterton