The Way To God
How to become a Christian
You do not become a Christian by being baptised or by becoming a member of a Christian church. These rather are the logical consequences after having become a Christian. You also do not become a Christian automatically because you live an a Christian family or society.
The way to God is a very personal decision. Each human being has the choice between saying "yes" to God or refusing him. You cannot be forced or persuaded to such a decision. Here I will show you the way how to find God. There are several steps one after the other. The foundation of this text is the Bible. May your heart show you the right answer.
The basic knowledge: God is our Creator
Our whole universe has not come to exist due to several coincidences in evolution. There is somebody with an infinite intelligence; He created the universe. This Creator we call God. This God also created the human beings. God loves his creation, and He also loves us, the human beings. Because He loves us, he wants to be in contact with us.
Mankind and sin
Man, however, turned away from God. We are egoistic,
and we claim to get along without God. This is our main sin. In addition
to that every day we commit all kinds of more or less serious sins.
Separation from God
Through sin we are separated from God. Our egoism and our selfishness prevent us from getting into contact with God. This situation of being separated from God we call death. We are alive here on earth, yet our fate is death and thus eternal separation from God. For sin pays a wage, and the wage is death, (Romans 6, 23a)
Godís offer for solution
For God is love; and his love was disclosed to us in this, that he sent his only son into the world to bring us life. (1 John 4,9)
God realises the gap between himself and mankind, and
he is sad about this. Therefor he offers us a solution. This solution
is Jesus Christ, Godís son.
Accepting this gift
Here is Godís offer to have eternal life. It depends
on each individual one of us whether we want to accept this offer
What to do now
If you seriously and honestly want to become a child of God, if you want to have Jesus in your heard, if you want to have eternal life with Jesus, then you will have to do the following steps:
Here is a suggestion for a prayer which you may now speak to God. Of course, you may also speak simply the way you personally feel.
"Lord Jesus, I realise that I have done a lot wrong in my life. I am very sorry for all these sins. I know that you love me, and I love you, too. Please, forgive me all the evil that I have done so far. Please, cleanse me from all my sins. I am opening my heart to you. I am accepting your gift. Please, come into my heart now, and stay there forever. Ė Thank you, Lord Jesus, for having done this for me."
If you have spoken this (or a similar) prayer with an honest heart, then you may be sure that Jesus is in your heart now. He loves you, and he will stay there forever.
When loving somebody with all oneís heart, it is just logical that one wants to know more about him.
Get into contact with other Christians
Jesus says: "I am the way; I am the truth, and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me." (John 14,6)
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