It is great that you are interested in how to become a Christian. It is the most important decision you could ever make! Hopefully, this page will make it clear for you! God created us so that we could walk with Him and talk with Him. But you know some times in life, we make wrong decisions - such as telling a lie or taking something that's not ours.
And because we make those decisions it seems as if our life is turned upside down. When our life is upside down we aren't in the relationship that God intended for us.
Those wrong decisions that we made are called sins. Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." So everyone has sinned and that is all the red lines that separate us from God in the picture. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." So because of our sin we need forgiveness, otherwise; we should die not only physically but spiritually.
However, God has a gift for us if only we will receive it. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." We must believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that he came to earth, lived a sinless life and died on a cross for our sins.
We must also believe that Jesus arose from the dead three days later to overcome sin and death. Romans 10: 9, 10 and 13 says, "If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you shall 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. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
We want to encourage you to pray this prayer right now. Be sure to think about what each sentence is saying. Just saying a prayer won't save you, but making the right changes in your heart will. Pray something like this... "Lord Jesus, I have been trying to live life the way I thought was best. I realize now that was wrong and that the sins I have committed have been against you. I want to turn from my sins to you. Please forgive me of my sins. Please come into my life and be the Lord of my life. From this day forward, I commit my life and all that I am to you. Thank you for dying on the cross for MY sins. Thank you for allowing me to be your child again. AMEN."
If you just now prayed that prayer for the first time we rejoice with you and want to know about it.
Please send us a message telling us of your decision. It is important to contact other Christians who can help you stay on track with your new decision.
The Holy Bible, New International Version
Copyright ©1978 by New York International Bible Society
From "The Real Life" tract which was produced by the Personal Evangelism Department Home Mission Board, SBC