Becoming a Christian
God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.
How can I get to know and love Him?
You must first admit that, like everyone else, you need God. Because of the fall of Adam and Eve, we have a sinful nature. Sin is the barrier between you and God. This means that we are imperfect people and do wrong; we fall short of God’s righteousness in God’s sight. It also means we are separated from Him and will experience separation from Him in life and eternity.
He loves us! God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. He died for your sins. He was punished so you don’t have to be. Not only that; death did not defeat Him. After three days, Jesus rose from the dead, alive again! There is victory in life with Jesus.
Trusting in Jesus as our complete sacrifice is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him. We encourage you to take this step of faith today. To do that, simply talk to God – this is called praying – and tell Him you believe in His Son. We suggest a prayer like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I believe that Jesus is Lord. I will trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ Name, amen.