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Just a simple guy who like to write shorties and sharing. Hope to share with you more about Jesus Christ as simply as possible, as I read and discover more about him. The rest will be managed by God!

Salvation Begins With God:

Have you felt the “tug” of God on your heart? Becoming a Christian is one of the most important steps you will take in your life on earth. Continue reading to learn what the Bible teaches about becoming a Christian and what it means to be a follower of Christ.

This call to salvation begins with God. He initiates it by wooing or drawing us to come to Him.
John 6:44 – No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him…

Human Efforts are Futile:
God desires an intimate relationship with us, but we cannot obtain it through our own efforts.
Isaiah 64:6 –
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:10-12 –
10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Separated by Sin:
We have a problem. Our sin separates us from God, leaving us spiritually empty.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
It is impossible for us to find peace with God through our own efforts. Anything we try to do to obtain God’s favor or gain salvation is worthless and futile.

A Gift from God:
Salvation then, is a gift from God. He offers the gift through Jesus, his Son. By laying down his life on the cross, Christ took our place and paid the ultimate price, the penalty for our sin — death. Jesus is our only way to God.

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Responding to God’s Call:
The only thing we must do is respond to God’s call.
But how? How do I become a Christian?
Receiving God’s gift of salvation is not complicated. The response to God’s call is explained in these simple steps found in God’s Word:

1) Admit you are a sinner and turn away from your sin.
Acts 3:19 says: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Repent literally means “a change of mind that results in a change of action.” To repent, then, means to admit you are a sinner. You change your mind to agree with God that you are a sinner. The resulting “change in action” is, of course, the turning away from sin.

2) Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from your sins and give you eternal life.
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Believing in Jesus is also a part of repenting. You change your mind from unbelief to belief, which results in a change of action.

3) Come to him by faith.
In John 14:6 Jesus said: ” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Faith in Jesus Christ is a change of mind that results in a change of action—coming to him.

4) You may pray a simple prayer to God.
You may want to make your response to God a prayer. Prayer is simply communicating with God. Pray using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and believe that he has saved you. If you feel lost and just don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer of salvation you can pray.

Dear Lord,
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life, I give it to you. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you. In Jesus Name, Amen

5) Now, don’t doubt.
Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it. It’s a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it!
Ephesians 2:8 says: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God..”

6) Tell someone about your decision.
Romans 10:9-10 says,
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

If You Have Just Turned To Jesus …

1. Read John 3:36 and John 5:24 and answer this: What does God’s Word say that you now have, if you have turned to Jesus for salvation?
{3:36} He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
{5:24} Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

2. Let someone know that you have turned to Christ. (see Romans 10:10,11) Your willingness to confess that you now believe in Christ shows that you have really believed.
{10:10} For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. {10:11} For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

3. Realise that you have just taken the first step in your new life as a Christian. You must now start to grow to know the Lord, love Him and serve Him more and more.
You need to:
a. Begin to read through your Bible (1 Peter 2:2). Begin with the Gospel of John, then go on to the book of Romans.
{2:2} As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

b. Be nurtured by the ministry of a church. (Hebrews 10:24,25; Ephesians 4:11-16).
{10:24} And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: {10:25} Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is;] but exhorting [one another:] and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
{4:11} And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; {4:12} For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: {4:13} Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: {4:14} That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; {4:15} But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: {4:16} From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Please let me know, if you would like to attend Life Bible-Presbyterian Church.

This is only the beginning of the exciting journey in Christ! Share with me please!

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~ by ymsim on 2010/06/12.

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