How To Become A Child Of God / Christian
... or how to get saved from this world!
Q: What does it mean saved?
Q: Saved from what?
A: Rescued from God's judgement against sin and eternal punishment (separation from God!)
The Reality Of Life
All human beings are born with a sinful nature. Human desire from birth is AGAINST God’s WILL and against his authority. Humans are born EVIL because of the CORRUPT condition of this CREATION. Adam and Eve, the first human parents sold humanity into SLAVERY by relinquishing the AUTHORITY and DOMINION over the Earth that the creator GOD had given to them. They handed it over to Satan, a powerful angel that had been thrown out of heaven for rebelling against GOD who then DECEIVED them into DISOBEYING GOD just as he did. The result of this act destroyed the purity and perfection of creation and corrupted everything separating man from GOD. Since this first act of REBELLION against GOD, evil has proliferated on the face of the Earth resulting in the bloody 6000 year horror of "empire" building that is history.
Humanity is separated from God by SIN!
Humans need a NEW nature which only God can give!
for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because ALL sinned--
What must a person do to be saved from eternal separation from God?
The Bible is clear:
Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Jesus Christ is the only solution to the problem of sin and the ONLY way to salvation.
John 14: 5-7
“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well.
Jesus Christ is the ONLY way; there is NO other way, he said so himself.
All other religions and spiritual paths (Pantheism) are demonic, i.e.. inspired by Satan (the deceiver) and lead to deception, separation from God and finally eternal destruction.
Jesus gave a very strong warning:
Matthew 7: 13-14
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.…
Q: Why Jesus Christ?
A: He is the sinless lamb of God!
1 Peter 2: 21-23
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps: “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” When they heaped abuse on Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats, but entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.…
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God’s perfect solution to the SIN problem. OUR redemption and restoration to LIFE could only be BOUGHT with a BLOOD sacrifice. A PERFECT sacrifice. A life for a life. Jesus Christ who is GOD became a MAN and DIED on the cross for all humanity so that all who BELIEVED in him across the ages until the end of time could be SAVED.
Jesus Christ paid the penalty for sin for all mankind in full. He was crucified and rose from the dead 3 days later and then was witnessed by 500 followers over 40 days before ascending bodily into heaven in full view of at least a dozen witnesses and is now seated in heaven waiting to return and establish his kingdom on the Earth with his people (church) at the end of this age.
Steps to Salvation
1) Turn to God and away from all sin. (this is called repentance)
2) Believe in Jesus Christ; his death on the cross, his bodily resurrection from the dead and his blood that was shed for your sins and that of all mankind.
3) Ask God to forgive your sins and then fully submit your life to him.
4) Get baptised by full immersion in water as soon as possible.
5) Ask God for his Holy Spirit ( Baptism in the Holy Spirit) with the evidence of speaking in a new prayer language (tongue,) (pray earnestly and WAIT until you receive from God)
6) Read the Bible and pray regularly making Jesus Christ the centre of your life.
7) Join a group of true believers to worship and grow together as a church.
8) Begin sharing your faith in Jesus Christ with all those who will listen.
9) Walk in HOLINESS (purity of heart) forsaking ALL SIN, building your relationship with God until the end.