How to Become a Christian
Regardless if you’re coming from a background with no religious activity or
just some, the answer to how to become a Christian is the same for
everybody. First, what does it mean to become a Christian? A Christian is a
follower of Jesus Christ, and there are a couple things accomplished when
a person becomes a Christian, or saved.
Your sins, every single one of them, are forgiven and you begin with a
clean record (Acts 2:38; 22:16).
We are given eternal life, so despite the fact that we will die on earth,
we will live eternally in God’s Kingdom and with Him
(John 3:14–15; Romans 2:5–7; 1 John 2:25).
Let’s say that you know you’re imperfect and are afraid that you can’t be good enough. Well, you come to Jesus in faith, and He makes you good. You and I can never do anything to be good enough, but we’re made good because God loves us. Even if we fail, we know that we can go to God in repentance and He is eager to forgive us (1 John 1:9–2:2).
Alright, how do I become a Christian?
You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Acts 8:36–37).
Believing that, you must confess Jesus as your Lord (Romans 10:9–13).
You have to be willing to change your mind about how you have lived. This is called “repentance.” You change your mind and then your actions (Acts 2:38; 3:19).
After these, you must be immersed (“baptized) in water. By being baptized, you reenact the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus in yourself to have your sins washed away (Romans 6:3–6).
This is how a person becomes a Christian. We don’t earn salvation by doing these things, because salvation is a gift. However, the grace given to us by God works through our faith (Ephesians 2:8–9). Finally, we spend the rest of our lives living as Jesus lived to the best of our ability (1 John 1:5–7).