How do I become a believer in Christ (Christian)?
Four brief passages of Scripture in the Book of Romans explain how to turn your life around through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23).
Few people dispute this because we’re aware of our weaknesses and failures. We all have regrets, and most of us deal with guilt at various times and in various ways.
We know something is “broken” within us.
2. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23).
God is life and light; He is pure and perfect. His presence cannot abide in sin and wickedness; and because we have sinned, we’re separated from Him. As a result, we’re spiritually dead. The word dead is used in the Bible in the sense of separation. God wants to give us a gift—eternal life through
Jesus our Lord.
3. But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8). The word “showed” means that God didn’t just say He loves us, He did something that proved His great love for us. It was the death of Jesus Christ. Though we are sinners, Christ died for us. The great message of the Gospel is this: God loved us despite our sinfulness, and He chose to become a man Himself—Jesus Christ, the perfect, sinless God-Man—and to die in our place, taking the penalty of our sins upon Himself that we might have the promise of His life for ourselves. He loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
4. If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. – For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. – For EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:9, 10, 13). There's a promise we believe and a Person we receive. You can pray right now, telling God you’re ready to trust Christ as your Savior and confess Him as Lord. By the time you get to the final “Amen” you’ll be a new person in Christ.
Why not pray right now:
Dear God, I admit I’ve sinned and fallen short of Your glory. I realize the penalty for my sin is death, and I believe it was paid by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. I’m willing to turn from my sins, and I now confess Christ as my Savior. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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