Have you ever wondered what it takes to call yourself a Christian? It's not nearly as complicated as you might think.
You probably have an opinion about who Jesus is, but here is what He said about Himself: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well." John 14:6
Trusting Jesus as the way to God is not an exclusive path to God, it's completely inclusive. No matter who you are, what you've done, no matter where you were born or the color of your skin, Jesus is the way for you to have a relationship with God. Everybody's included, everybody's important to him. If you think you're the exception to the rule, you're wrong. Jesus loves you too!
So how do you actually become a Christian? Just a few simple steps:
The Bible tells us in Romans 10:9 "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
That's it. Confess with your mouth Jesus is your Lord. Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead and your sins are forgiven and you have begun a relationship with God!
Now, you may be thinking, "Don't I have to clean up my life or be a better person first?" No, you don't. As we begin to allow God to direct us and work on us, He does the changes over time. Our part is to keep saying yes to Him as he does incredible things in us, and through us over the course of our life.
Starting this relationship isn't the end, it's the first step in a wonderful journey of faith. You haven't finished the race - you are just beginning! if you have trusted Jesus with your life, we'd love to hear about it and celebrate with you. So let us know here.