BEING A CHRISTIAN?
WHAT IS SALVATION?
Christianity is not about a committment to religion. It is about having a personal relationship with God. We were all born sinners and fall short from the grace of God. There is nothing in and of ourselves that we can do, no amount of good deeds or money can give us access into Heaven. It is only through salvation that we can be reunited with our Father in Heaven. Salvation is the atonement of our sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ upon the cross. It is through His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the dead three days later that we receive salvation and eternal life.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BORN AGAIN?
Firstly, it's an acknowlegment that we are sinners, and it is through our faith and the resurrection power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ only that we are saved.
Secondly, being born again is a decision to allow Jesus Christ to come into our hearts and be our Lord and Savior over every aspect of our lives. It is the process of "dying" to the old sin nature, our old ways of doing things, and allowing God to have full control of our lives.
HOW DO I BECOME BORN AGAIN?
If you desire a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and want to become born again, so that you may spend eternity in Heaven, all you have to do is repeat this simple prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died on the cross for me; that your shed blood wiped away my sins. I believe that You rose from the dead on the third day, and now, through Your resurrection power, I have received the gift of eternal life. Lord, come into my heart today. I give You permission to be Lord and Savior over my life. Change my heart, make all things within me new again. I dedicate my life to You this day. And I thank You, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."
Friend, if you just prayed that simple prayer, we want to congratulate you! The Bible says that all of the angels in Heaven are rejoicing over your decision to become born again. And we at Christ Church celebrate with you. This is just the beginning. If you live locally we would love to meet you! If you live in other parts of the country, it is important that you get connected in a local bible-based Christian church, one that will help you grow and mature as a believer of Jesus Christ.
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Congratulations again and welcome to the Family!
PRACTICAL NEXT STEPS TO MOVE FORWARD IN CHRIST
Becoming a follower of Christ is an easy and rewarding process. Now that you've prayed the prayer of salvation and accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, there are a few dimple things you need to do to continue in your personal growth as a Christian.
1. Join a local Bible-based Christian church. Not only will the church members provide a support system for you but they will also assist in your growth with prayer and Bible study techniques.
2. Purchase a Christian Bible. Reading the word of God daily will give you a greater understanding of the loving God we serve, and give you principles that can be applied to your everyday life.
3. Develop a prayer life. Prayer is a vital part of a Christian's life. It is communion between you and the Heavenly Father - private conversations, where dreams, desires, and needs are met; the place where the relationship between you and the Lord can grown in depth and love.