Becoming a Christian

Becoming a Christian

How to become a Christian

If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, fantastic!

The first piece of great news about becoming a Christian is that God is absolutely overjoyed at your decision to follow Him.

It says so in the Bible: Luke 15:7 reads: “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

The second piece of great news is that it’s fairly simple to do. You don’t have to change the way you dress, the food you eat or the way you wear your hair.

Using whatever words feel most comfortable to you, you just need to tell God that you believe in Him, want to follow Him and ask Him to forgive you for the things you’ve done wrong.

If you’re struggling to know where to start, try this: “Jesus, I believe you are the son of God. I believe you died for me on the cross, please forgive me for my sin. I want to follow you for the rest of my life and trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour.”

That’s it.

Man celebrating with his hands in the air

God is absolutely overjoyed at your decision to follow Him! The Bible says “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

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Why should I become a Christian?

One answer is to do with something the Bible calls sin. In simple terms, sin is when we choose to live for ourselves rather than God. We sin when we ignore God, break His laws and do things our own way. Sin destroys relationships with friends, family and God. Whats worse, the Bible tells us that the penalty for sin is death – separation from God now and forever.

That sounds pretty awful, right? But the great thing is that by becoming a Christian, you are spared all that. The Bible tells that we have died to sin and been made alive again in Jesus. If we sin as a Christian, Jesus will keep forgiving us when we say sorry (as he is the only sin-free man) but you will continue to spend eternity in relationship with God.

Again, we know this from the Bible. John 11:25-26 reads: “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”

It’s backed up in Romans 6:22-23: “Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Not only did Jesus die for our sin, but three days later He rose again from the dead. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus has defeated sin and death and made a way for us to have a brand new life and relationship with God. All we need to do is accept that we have sinned, ask for Gods forgiveness, put our faith in Jesus and decide to live the rest of our lives only for Him. The choice is yours.

Three crosses on a hill

Why become a Christian? Many Christians believe that the most compelling reason is because Jesus died on the cross – and three days later rose again from the dead, making a way for us to have a brand new life and relationship with God.