A Christian, simply put, is a sinner who has been forgiven by God and has begun to follow Jesus. They have not been given immediate perfection, but a brand new direction in life. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says that “if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” It’s not about trying to keep laws to win God’s favour. It’s about admitting that we aren’t perfect and placing our trust in the one who is. It’s about leaving behind the sins of our past and striving to be more and more like Christ in both actions and desires. A Christian’s focus is no longer on this temporary world, but in the eternal kingdom where he/she will one day dwell.
How do I become a Christian?
There is no sin that you have committed that God isn’t willing to forgive. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Not only is the way of salvation a free gift, but it is also simple. You must:
Place your trust in Jesus Christ as your one and only saviour and today you will be a Christian!
If you have accepted Christ’s offer of salvation, you may be asking yourself, “What now? How do I live as a Christian in today’s world?” Here are a few steps in the right direction:
It is important to note that while feelings come and go, your salvation is steadfast. God never promised a life free of hardship or even pain, but he has promised that nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39). It is our hope that you continue to follow and serve Jesus throughout your life.