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How to Become a Christian

Brian Barrier

Burke CountyBrian Barrier Morganton Blue Ridge Christian News

 

Becoming a Christian is a deeply personal decision, but one that can bring immense joy and fulfillment to your life. The Christian faith is based on the belief that it is possible for absolutely anyone to have a fresh start, no matter what they have done in their life. In this article, we will explore what it means to be a Christian and how you can become one.

[1] Being a Christian is not just about going to church, living a good life, or living in a Christian country. It is not even about believing in God. It is about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God and the savior of the world.

To become a Christian, you must first understand the basic teachings of Christianity. The Bible, which is the holy book of Christianity, teaches that all people are sinners and are separated from God because of their sins. However, God loves us and wants us to be reconciled to him. He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and to rise from the dead, so that we can have eternal life.

[2] A key aspect of becoming a Christian is confessing your sins and asking Jesus Christ to forgive you and to be your personal savior. When you confess your sins, you are acknowledging that you have done wrong and that you need Jesus to save you. When you ask Jesus to forgive you, you are inviting him to come into your life and to change you from the inside out.

[3] Once you have confessed your sins and accepted Jesus as your savior, you are considered a Christian. The Bible also teaches that when you believe in Jesus, you are born again, adopted as His child, saved, forgiven, made clean, and filled with the Holy Spirit. This new birth is the beginning of a new life in which you can grow in your relationship with God and live according to His will.

Becoming a Christian is not a one-time event, but rather a lifelong journey. As a Christian, you will continue to learn more about God, grow in your faith, and become more like Jesus. This will involve reading the Bible, praying, and spending time with other Christians. You will also have to make a decision to follow Jesus every day and obey His commands.

In conclusion, becoming a Christian is a deeply personal decision that involves acknowledging your sins, confessing your faith in Jesus Christ, and making a commitment to follow Him every day. It is a decision that will bring you eternal life, joy, and peace. If you want to become a Christian, we encourage you to pray and ask God to reveal the truth to you, and to seek guidance from a pastor or other Christian leader. Remember that God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you, and He is waiting for you to take the first step.

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Brian Barrier is a lifelong resident of Burke County, a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morganton, and the Publisher of the Blue Ridge Christian News.

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