Being A ‘Christian’ Has Little To Do With Being Moral or Religious
It is all about confidently trusting Jesus Christ, the healer, the teacher, the saviour, the Lord. Indeed, the word ‘faith’ in the Bible simply means trust.
A Christian is a person who trusts in Jesus the Healer, the Teacher, the Saviour, the Lord.
In particular a Christian:
- acknowledges that they have not lived or loved God as they should and deserve to be punished.
- trusts that Jesus was not only a man but God who died to secure forgiveness of sins and who rose from the dead and is now the Lord.
- seeks to live as God wants them to.
A person becomes a Christian by asking God to forgive them. This heartfelt act of turning back to God is all that is required. If you want to, you can pray to God now using these words:
I know that I have not lived as you want me to. I have not loved you as I ought nor loved the people who live around me. I am sorry and want to change.
Thank you for Jesus. Thank you that he lived and died for me and rose again and is the Lord.
Please forgive me and help me to live as you want me to.
When you turn back to God and pray such a prayer, God hears and forgives you. He gives you his Holy Spirit who helps you to love him as he wants. You also become part of his family, a member of his people who share the common bond of faith in Jesus.
If you’ve just prayed the above prayer you are now a Christian! Congratulations!! As Christians we need each other for support, encouragement, learning and growth. Living as a Christian can be hard and meeting with other Christians encourages us to keep going.