Chirstianity.net.au states, “It is a simple fact that throughout the history of the world just about everyone has believed in some sort of god. Religion, like music and art or our longing for good relationships, is one of the few things shared by every human culture that has ever existed.
Even today, 92% of people still acknowledge the existence of some kind of god.”
So what is a Christian?
“Being a Christian 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 want 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 Christ.”