Is a Christian someone who was born in a Christian
Is a Christian someone who was born into
a Christian family?
Is a Christian someone who believes in the
existence of God & Jesus Christ?
None of these are correct.
The Bible says, "Jesus answered
and said unto him. Verily, Verily, I say unto thee. Except a man be
born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." John 3 v 3.
So how do you become
born again as a Christian?
To become a Christian you must believe
in Jesus and that he died to save you from your sins and from Hell.
You must repent of your sins and ask God to forgive you. Then simply
ask Jesus to save you and you will be born again as a Christian.
"For God so loved the world that
he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3 v 16.
"I tell you, Nay: but expect ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13 v 3.
"But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe
on his name." John 1 v 12.
Jesus is the only Son of God, but
Christians become his adopted sons. Once you are a Christian you
are part of His family, and no-one can snatch you out of His hand.
Being a Christian requires you to change and be different from the
world. You can only do this by relying on God to help you. The Christian
life is not always an easy one, but God is always with you along
the way. The rewards for a Christian are in heaven, not on earth.
When we become a part of God's family, He is our Father, and He
will discipline them when they do wrong, just as any good father
should discipline their children for their own benefit. For the
non Christian, punishment for sin comes in hell when they die. The
Bible tells us that there is only one way to heaven and that is
through Jesus, who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14 v 6). Jesus
was either the Son of God or He was the greatest con man to ever
live. You cannot believe that He was just a good man, because if
He was not the Son of God He was a liar. Jesus came down from heaven
to die on the cross to save sinners.
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