How to Become a Christian
How Do I Become a Christian?
You must believe the gospel. Romans 1:16 says, “The gospel is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.”
So what is the gospel?
The gospel is the good news that God being holy made us in his image to rightly reflect him and multiply his glory on earth. We didn’t do that. Instead, we sinned and we trusted in something or someone else other than God. Because God is just, He will extend a punishment that meets our crime. Because the crime is infinitely horrible, the punishment will be infinitely horrible. Because God is merciful, He sent his only Son Jesus who is fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect life thus fulfilling the law in himself. He died on a cross thus taking on the punishment we deserve. He rose again proving that he completed the payment for sin. Now he calls all men everywhere to repent and believe in him. If we turn from our sin and trust in Christ alone for salvation, we will be saved from the punishment we deserve, given the righteousness of Christ, adopted by God as sons, empowered to live a life that increasingly reflects the character of God and given the promise of eternal life with God and other believers in heaven. If we do not turn to Jesus, then the wrath of God remains on us and there is no hope, only a fearful expectation of eternal judgment. Please turn to Jesus today.