To become a Christian, you must do two things – repent and believe.

How to Become a Christian

To become a Christian, you must do two things. Jesus said: Repent and believe the good news [the Gospel] (Mark 1:15).

  1. First, you must repent, which means to turn around. This means you are going one way, living your life the way you want, but you turn around and start living your life like God wants. Repentance is a change of mind followed by a change in attitudes and actions. It is deciding to turn from your sin and letting Jesus Christ be the Lord, or boss of your life.
  2. Second, Jesus said you must believe the good news, or believe the Gospel. To believe the Gospel means you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the cross for your sins.

Not only must you believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins, but you also must believe that three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Believing in the resurrection of Christ is essential to becoming, for the Bible says: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

If you are willing to repent and if you believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead, you can become a Christian right now. All you have to do is pray the following prayer or one similar to it in your own words. The words you say or think are not important; it is what you mean in your heart. Don’t put it off! You can’t get right with God too soon because you don’t know when it may be too late.

Right now… pray the following prayer from your heart:

“Dear Lord, I don’t understand it all, but as best as I know how, right now, I ask You to forgive me of all my sins and save my soul. I ask you, Jesus Christ, to come into my heart and life right now as my Lord [boss or CEO]. Thank You, God, for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and for raising Him from the dead to prove He was who He said He was, Your Son. Amen.”