"Jesus"… statistics show that this name is mentioned over 3 million times an hour… statistics even show that millions of people accept Christianity every day, and that Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. You've certainly heard of Jesus and Christianity before!
If you are interested in knowing more about Jesus, you are in the right place. This does not mean relying 100% on the instructions given on this page. Asking a pastor, a Christian religious leader, a missionary, or a Christian can also be very helpful in reaching your goal of being introduced to Jesus.
Before starting to read what the article has to say in detail, realize that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled all the prophecies about the Messiah in the Jewish Bible (Old Testament). In the Holy Bible, John 14:9 says that Jesus says, "He that has seen me has seen the Father." So, "How are you to accept Christ as your Savior"?
This article is to show you how to accept Jesus as your Personal Savior.
Step 1. Understand the sacred nature of God
Many people do not understand the concept of the Trinity, and some explain it wrongly. Well, the Orthodox Church (the first established Christian church) ("This is not to promote Orthodoxy, it's just to explain Christians' belief in the nature of God") says, "God is a being in a Trinity." The explanation for this is that the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit are all one, the three of them referring to "one" and only "one" God, not by person, but by power, will and love. The Son has the same power and will as the Father and the Holy Spirit: because they are "one" God, and they three cannot be separated in any way, they complete each other in everything. This does not mean that if you pray to Jesus you are only praying to Him, in this way you are praying to God all at once (The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). The Father and the Holy Spirit sent the Son to pay the price of our sins by accepting the Son, because again, God is one in will, power, and love. So when we say that God sent Jesus to earth, we do not mean that God and Jesus are not the same, it is in the Trinity that they are different, but they are one at the same time.
Step 2. Seek to understand God's plan:
"So I need to be saved from what, and why? Believing in God and the Bible is crucial to understanding "What is a savior?" and "Why be saved?" The Bible is God's revealed word to mankind, written by people so surrendered to the will of God that God chose them to write it. The people who wrote the books of the Bible were inspired (received the words) by God. They all agree with the purpose and objective of Christ the Messiah, although they were written over a period of thousands of years: The Bible teaches that all people have sinned.
Sin is any act that is displeasing to God, and sin separates us from God, who is perfect, so the payment we should make for sin is “spiritual death” – permanent separation from God.
Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Spiritual death entered the world when Adam sinned.
Genesis 2:17: "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt surely die."
Romans 5:12: "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death came to all men, because all sinned"
Romans 5:14: "Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to that of Moses, even over those who did not commit sin like the transgression of Adam, which was a type of him who was to come."
Step 3. Understand who could save you from spiritual death
Because we are all born sinners, we are unable, by our own whim or for some very deep reason – or by our own form or morality – to please a perfect God. However, God sent his son Jesus as a representative and as his ransom from being captive.
This belief is the trust and faith that God is who He says He is. He provided a payment for our sin by having his Son take our place as a substitute. All past, present, and future sins were forgiven by Christ on the cross, even though men have condemned Him, who knew no sin, to cruel physical death.
John 3:16-17 (NIV): "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world, no to condemn the world, but that it might be saved through him."
Hebrews 10:10: "By the fulfillment of this will we were sanctified through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, offered once for all."
Jesus died to pay for man's sins. However, he was resurrected, conquering death and making it possible to be saved; so we accept Jesus when the Holy Spirit calls us – not merely thinking or rationalizing things, but realizing that it is based on God's provision and His gift. In fact, Christianity is not just a voluntary religion. (Jesus called his disciples, they came to him already determined to follow him.) Likewise, we cannot merely "accept" Jesus, but we can receive what he gives us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit calls us to repent and to follow God – through preaching the Word of God and accepting the Good News (the Gospel). Those who do not believe reject God's free gift, those who believe only have faith, because it is God's free gift (grace).
Someone had to pay with their life for all our sins. Hebrews 9:22 (NIV) "In fact, according to the Law, almost all things are cleansed with blood, and without bloodshed there is no forgiveness."
Step 4. Admit that you are a sinner
This is a prerequisite for accepting Christ. When you understand that we are and you are a sinner and that we all have sinned, turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness, repenting of your sins.
Step 5. Profess Jesus as your Savior
Romans 10:13 "for "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved"." Say, "Father in Heaven, I believe Jesus died for my sins." And God will give eternal life to your spirit.
Step 6. Understand that Jesus said that in order to receive or accept you, we must receive whoever He sent
(John 13:20) This is the Holy Spirit (John 15:26)
Step 7. Remember to ask for the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit comes automatically when a person believes or believes in Jesus. (Mark 16:16)
Step 8. Try and see that the Lord's gifts are good
Believe that God loves you; He showed this by giving you His Son to face the punishment and die in your place as a sacrifice for all you've done wrong and for all your sins.
Repentance is the decision to turn from your sins and turn to God and obey Him. When you've done that, all the other steps will take place. If you still struggle with this concept, trust Jesus as your Lord as well as your Savior
Step 9. Talk to God in your own words
There is no protocol to follow to talk to God. God hears your prayers even if you don't say them. But that doesn't mean He doesn't like to hear you seek His help and forgiveness. God does not judge you violently, because He is not a human being like us! He is your father; he is your brother and your personal protector and mediator, and he wants to become your best friend! God wants you to confess your sins to Him because He wants to forgive you, and He wants you to tell Him your secrets even though He knows all about you. This is a promise: Matthew 7:7-9 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks, finds; knock, the door will be opened. Which one of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?"
Step 10. Tell God what you want to tell Him
But notice this: John 9:31 "We know that God does not listen to sinners, but listens to man who fears him, and works his will." Talking to God can be in many ways, either in prayer or in common ways like talking to others. Here is a prayer suggestion, please read that suggestion and use your own words. Without reading these words, just tell God what you mean in your own words, expressing all your love for Him: "My God and my Savior, I know that I have sinned before you, and I know all the bad things that I have in my life. But with you, my God, I will never again fear the worst things in life, because you sent your only true Son, Jesus, to be crucified and pay the price of my sins. My God, to confess everything I've done in my life, and ask your forgiveness. I'm here to declare that you are the King of my life, my thoughts and my actions. I want you to be my Savior. Please, God, forgive me, for I have sinned before you. My God and my LORD, reign in my life, for your reign is perfect and your kingdom will never end. Amen." Feel the presence of God with faith as you kneel. Kneeling is effective if you want to focus on nothing but prayer.
Step 11. Get baptized according to the New Testament
Baptism is used to signify the death and burial of our sinful person and our resurrection as a forgiven Christian through the power of the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus did (Romans 8:11, Col. 2:12, 13). Baptism is a command "for the forgiveness of our sins" (Acts 2:38). Prayer and faith were not enough to save devout Cornelius in Acts 10. He was commanded to be baptized (v. 48). With all the examples of a person having faith and believing in Christ, he is always baptized to complete his salvation! (Acts 2:41; 8:13; 8:37, 38; 9:18; 16:30-33, etc.)
- Now that you've chosen to accept Christ and receive forgiveness for your sins, don't take advantage of forgiveness and do wrong things like watching bad movies, reading pornography magazines, etc. Don't mistreat yourself if you sin, remember that we'll only be perfect when we get to heaven! Doing bad things and saying that God will forgive you is not what it means to accept Christ.
- Remember that God is the Savior of all mankind, not just your type or those who have been taught the path of religion. Anyone who accepts Christ as Savior and follows him into the new life will be gladly accepted into heaven. Because our God is the forgiving God, who gave his Son for us, to forgive us of original sin, and therefore these people are no less accessible to heaven than the Pope or Mother Teresa.
- If you have accepted Christ as your Savior,
Romans 10:13 (KJV)
"for whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
- You can approach God at any time. Talk to him like you would a regular friend. We have direct access to Him!
- Join a church or youth group. They will help you to know more about God and get closer to Him. Don't be too proud, thinking you can walk with God alone. Christian friends help and encourage you, so join a church as soon as possible.
- Consider whether God's entire family (including his church) is your family: recall this scene on the cross: "When Jesus saw his mother there, and near her the disciple whom he loved said to his mother, " There is his son." and to the disciple: "There is his mother." From that time on, the disciple took her home." (John 19:26, 27) You can receive Christ and welcome his entire family into your heart and into your home.
- Christianity can be metaphorically compared to a race. A race to reach the finish line (the sky) is our ultimate goal, but how we run in the race is more important than when we finish the race. We stop to help others along the way (benevolence, and leading others to Christ), and sometimes we stumble over obstacles along the way (our sin, the sin of others). Christianity is not an easy path. It may be easy to take the first lap, but the race becomes more difficult as we mature in faith. Never forget to ask Jesus for help, because we are not alone in this 'race'.
- If you want an alternative viewpoint on accepting Christ, read about Christophobia.
- Church does not mean a building. It means, from the beginning, a group of people who accepted Jesus as the One True God, meeting in the same place to celebrate what they learn from each other about how God is working in their lives. This can happen anywhere, at set times or even spontaneously.
- If your parents don't approve of this church thing, get help from the pastor or youth leader of the church you want to go to, or any church. Technically, you are not yet a member of the church; you are just seeking help from a pastor or youth leader.
- Read examples of others who have fully accepted Jesus and his teachings to be more encouraged.
A prophet named Isaiah offers many details, proofs, and scriptures for you to understand. Read the entire chapter of Isaiah 53, but here are verses 3-5, "He was despised and rejected of men…:
Certainly he took our infirmities upon himself and took our illnesses upon himself, yet we consider him punished by God, smitten and afflicted by him.
But he was pierced because of our transgressions;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and
and by his wounds we were healed.” Yes, Jesus fulfilled all these prophecies about the Messiah, completely.
a simple key
- Learn about Jesus and believe that he died, rose from the dead as our Savior and then pray and repent to the one true Godsaying, "I apologize for my sins, for all the wrong I've done; I want to change, and I truly thank you for everything and because now I'm forgiven and saved from the wages of my sin, as a free gift, in Jesus' name I I pray, amen." Now tell others that "There is one Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is the Lord and Savior of all who believe in him, repent, and follow him:" which must include going to church meetings, being baptized with a sign of accepting your new life, praying to God, showing God's love for kindness, forgiving others, bringing peace, making friends with other believers, and when you sin, ask for forgiveness, waiting for the consequences for wrong things, and following straight ahead, all in the name of Jesus – with God as a true Judge for all things good and bad.
- For some people, becoming a Christian is an emotional step; for others, it's a simple act of trust – receiving him without emotions. God will save you with or without emotions.
- Avoid being closed-minded: but be open-hearted, willing to accept the faith as fully relevant, and an open mind to the Bible and its doctrines. "You are the light of the World." – but a candle cannot be lit if it has no wick (to be lit), like a wick of faith in God, to spread the light of Jesus in the shadows of unbelief.
- Don't expect this to be an easy life. Some examples can be found in various books and magazines for you to discover what true faith is all over the world. Person may make fun of you can do this. But that doesn't mean you will be happy or unhappy for the rest of your life. You can have eternal joy for the rest of your life knowing that you have accepted God.
- Never assume that God doesn't care what you do from now on. Always be aware that he doesn't want you to come back and sin the way you did before. He made you a different person, so that you can live 'above' sin, not go back to sin.Always remember that you will be tempted to sin, but you can pray daily for God to keep you from falling. If you sin, ask God for forgiveness right away, and ask Him to help you not to do it again.
- Jesus' grace covers all sins. None of your words or actions can take you away from God's salvation and loving acceptance. The only exception to this is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, but this applies only to those who are already believers and speak vile words and commit vile acts against the Holy Spirit.
Luke 12:10 (NIV)
"Whoever speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven."
Ephesians 1:12-14 (NIV)
"that we, who first hope in Christ, may be to the praise of his glory. In him, when you heard and believed the word of truth, the gospel that saved you, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of those who belong to God, to the praise of his glory."
- God will always love you no matter what you do. And he always loved you. But now that you've become a Christian, you shouldn't do the same things you did before. Just because you're a new person doesn't mean you can do other things you've done before that were wrong.
- Be aware that when you accept Christ into your life, persecution has no limits. Now that you understand and feel Jesus' love, you can become one of Satan's prime targets. But don't despair, because nothing on earth and hell can harm your faith with God daily on your side. Don't worry about it, but remember it when you are faced with temptations to sin.
- If you messed up with someone, apologize. No matter how hard it is, it will always be worth redeeming yourself. After that, don't mistreat yourself, but continue to follow Jesus and his example.
- For more advice, talk to a church pastor or other Christians, or just talk to God. The Holy Spirit will guide you every day of your life, and He knows what's best for you, and always remember, God loves you.
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- Don't expect all your family and friends to like the new person you've become, but that's okay, Jesus never said it would be easy, He just said it would be true. That doesn't mean your family won't accept Jesus. They just need to have the power of God in them and working on them for them to become a new person, just like you.