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How to Become a Christian

How to Become a Christian
◦ To become a Christian a person must first realize that he or she is “lost”-totally estranged from God, separated from God by a sinful nature. Get a Bible, the history of God's relationship with humankind, and read from the book titled Romans. Romans 3:23: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

◦ A person alone cannot reconcile the lost relationship between himself or herself and God. To provide a remedy, God sent his only Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life God demands. Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

◦ Although humanity through sin has separated itself from God, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross bridged that gap. Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

◦ All that God asks is that a man or woman repent of his or her sins, turn from them and accept the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for those sins. Romans 10:9: 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.

◦ God promises in the Bible that anyone who accepts Christ as Savior shall be saved. Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

◦ Baptists believe that a person who accepts Christ as Savior should also follow him in believer's baptism by immersion and join the fellowship of a local church of like-minded believers.

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