How to Become a Christian

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Just the word Christian tells you much about those who follow Christianity.  The root word is Christ, and those calling themselves Christians adhere to the teachings of Christ.  Becoming a Christian is a  choice, but there is a scripture that says that the desire is initiated by God himself. In John 6:44 Jesus is telling those listening to stop grumbling about following him because unless God the Father draws someone to Jesus he/she cannot come.

What Does God’s Voice Sound Like?

You know you are drawn to Jesus when your interest in him becomes stronger than the things you are doing that only bring temporary relief to your mind.  You will feel it when you are lying down and even when engaging in things that you do not want to do any longer.  It is not that guilty conscious feeling you get when you skipped work and lie about the reason.  This tugging at your heart is about a complete change of life. 

God’s voice is not a loud voice from out of nowhere telling you that it is time to change.  It is a quiet voice. You can feel this longing from deep within, and it would take all your mental strength to attempt to shut it down.

Say Yes To Jesus

There is no need to fight when God tugs at your heart and leads you to want to go where other believers are gathered, or even if you have a sudden desire to read the Bible.  All you have to do is say yes to Jesus!  Unlike what you may have been taught, it does not even require you to stop doing the things someone told you is “sin”.  In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  

To comply with this request takes you agreeing to do it.  You do not have to be in a church, with other believers, or on your knees.  Whenever you feel the urge to become a Christian, all you have to do is say that you will. 

Becoming a Christian Gives You Eternal Life with God

God loves the whole world and that includes you.  That is why he sent his son Jesus to save the world.  After Adam and Eve sinned at the beginning, everyone born comes into the world in sin.  The way back to God is through Jesus Christ.  John 3:16 says that God loved the world and gave his son to save the world, and if you believe this, you will have eternal life with God.

After You Say, “Yes”, Your Life Will Begin to Change

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  That is the reason that you do not have to do anything to start this new life.  It is an automatic package deal if you want your life to be better that you will want to know how to make it better.  Jesus came to teach all believers how to have a better life with him.  A disciple of Christ is one that disciplines his life to follow Christ for ultimate benefits.  Your old way will begin fading to the past, and you will start afresh with a new mindset.  

How To Be Saved

You may have heard the word “saved,” and figuring out how to be saved seemed like a complicated process. But the truth is exactly the opposite.

God loves you just the way you are right now.  Do not wait another minute to have a more abundant life.  God will never force anything on you.  You give him your heart, and he does the changing.  God knows everything about you and still wants you to choose him.   Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is LORD,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  

Just like that, you are a Christian.

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