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Becoming a Christian

Receiving God's gift of salvation is not complicated. The response to God's call is explained in these simple steps found in God's Word:


  • 1) Admit you are a sinner and turn away from your sin.  Acts 3:19 says: “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (NIV)


  • 2) Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from your sins and give you eternal life.  John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave His only son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)


  • 3) Come to Him by faith.  In John 14:6, Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me.” (NLT)


  • 4) You may pray a simple prayer to God.  Prayer is simply communicating with God.  There is no special formula.  Just pray from your heart to God, and He will save you.  If you feel lost, and just do not know what to pray, here is a prayer of salvation you can pray: 


        Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from You.  I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward You.  Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again.  I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ died, is alive, and hears my prayer.  I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.  Please send Your holy spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life.  In Jesus‘ name I pray, Amen.


  • 5) Now, don’t doubt.  Salvation is by grace, through faith.  There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it.  It’s a free gift from God.  All you have to do is receive it!  Ephesians 2:8 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (NIV)


  • 6) Tell someone about your decision.  Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (NIV)


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