How to become a Christian - Steps to peace with God


Step 1 - God's Purpose:  Peace and Eternal Life

God loves you, and He wants you to live in peace with Him and to receive eternal life. 


The Bible Says:

"...we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."    Romans 5:1


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."  John 3:16


Since God planned for us to be at peace with Him and to have eternal life, why are many people not enjoying this experience?


Step 2 - Our Problem:  Sin and Separation

God did not make us robots to mindlessly love and obey Him.  Instead, He gave us a will and freedom of choice.  But like Adam, we often choose to disobey God and go our own selfish ways (read Genesis Chapters 2-3).  


The Bible Says: 

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...the wages of sin is death."   Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23


"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear."  Isaiah 56:2


Our sin separates us from God. 


Step 3 - God's Remedy:  The Cross

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem of separation from God.  He died on the cross and rose from the grave to pay the penalty for our sin - completely bridging the gap between us and God. 


The Bible Says:

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8


"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.  He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit."  1 Peter 3:18


God has provided the only way...and we must make the choice...


Step 4 - Our Response:  Receive Christ

We can receive Jesus Christ when we believe in His message and trust in Him alone to save us. 


The Bible Says:

" Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."  Acts 3:19


"Jesus said, 'I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.' "  John 5:24


God has provided the only way...and we must make the choice...


How to receive Christ:

1. Admit your need (I am a sinner).

2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).

3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.

4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit (receive Him as your Savior). 


God's Assurance:  His Word

If you sincerely pray and ask Jesus Christ to come into your life, the Bible says..."Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13


If you have recently prayed to receive Christ, please email us and let us know!  We would love to help you grow, because accepting Christ is just the beginning of a life-long journey of faith. 


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