How To Become a Christian


Have you come to the place in your life that you know for certain you have eternal life and that you will go to heaven when you die? You can have this assurance through faith in Jesus Christ.


God’s Purpose

God loves us and has a purpose for our lives. The Bible says, “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” (John 3:16).

God will give us eternal life and we can know that we will one day go to heaven Romans 6:23; John 14:3).


Our Need

Our sinful nature keeps us from fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives and our sins separate us from God.

God’s Provision

Because God is holy and just, he must punish sin. But, God loves us and wants to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. Jesus died on the cross for us so when we believe in him, he forgives our sins and gives us eternal life. We become the children of God.

Our Response

We must receive Jesus in order to be saved. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John1:12).

To receive Jesus we must:

Receive Jesus

If you want to trust Jesus as your Savior, may we suggest the following prayer, or a similar prayer of your own, to invite Christ into your life.

“Dear Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and that you died to forgive my sins. I know I have sinned. I ask you to forgive me. I turn away from my sin and I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. I want to live for you all the rest of my life. Amen.”


Follow Through

When you pray the prayer of faith, God hears you and he saves you. We encourage you to tell people about your new commitment. It is important that you follow-through on your commitment with believer’s baptism and by participation in a local church. The people of the church will help strengthen you in your faith. Through the church, you will also find opportunities to serve God.

Having made this commitment, if you will contact First Baptist Church, we will be pleased to provide you more helpful information related to your new life in Christ!

(All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Version.)