Steps to accepting Christ and becoming "BORN AGAIN"
We are born sinful, we are unable by our own strength and morality--to
please a perfect God; so we accept Jesus when the Holy Spirit calls us--not
merely by reasoning it out, but realizing that it is based on God's free gift.
In fact, Christianity is not just a volunteer religion. (Jesus called his
disciples but they did not come to him ready to follow him.) In the same way
we cannot merely "accept" Jesus, but we must repent and follow God--through
God's Word and by accepting the Good News (Gospel). Those who do not believe
have rejected God's free gift, those who do believe have the free gift of God
(grace) by faith.
The gifts of the Lord are Awesome. Believe that God loves you; He has shown
this by giving His Son to face your punishment and die in your place as your
sacrifice for all you have done wrong and for all of your sins (John 3:16-17).
Admitting that you have sinned is a step 1 to accepting Christ, and the
hardest step to take! Once you understand that you are a sinner and that all
have sinned (Romans 3:23), turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness by
repenting of your sins.
Repentance is the decision to turn away from sin and to turn to God and
obey him. Once you have done this, every other step will fall into place. If
you still have a hard time with this concept, trust Jesus as Lord over you as
well as Savior.
The Bible is God's Word to mankind, written by people God inspired to write
it. In it's true form, it is without error.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
That means 'everyone'. Sin separates us from God, who is perfect. The
payment we pay for sin is death-permanent separation from God.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Jesus died to pay for your sins.
Talk to God in your own words. Say this prayer to God, add your personal
"God, I am a sinner. I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed.
Forgive me of all my sin, come into my life. I turn from my sin now. Help me
to stay with you all the days of my life. Make me a new creature, born again,
and accept me into your kingdom when I leave this world. I believe you died
for me and rose again from the dead to sit at your Father's right Hand. I am
yours from this moment forth, In Jesus' name, Amen"
PRAY, Don't Be afraid, when you pray God is listening, he wants what is
best for you!
Never forget to ask Jesus' help, You can approach God anytime. talk to him
as you would with a friend. You have direct access to him!
Join a church or a youth group. They will help you know more about God and
be closer to him. Christian friends build you up and encourage you, so find a
church based on God's Word as soon as possible. Seek a church that professes
the Bible as without error and Jesus as the Messiah, the Living Son of God.
Church does not mean a building. It is a group of people who have accepted
Jesus as the One True God. They meet in the same place to celebrate what they
have and to learn from each other how God is working in their lives.