What is a Christian?

What is a Christian?

Here is the wonderful good news of the Christian message in four simple points:

God loves me

If you’re a member of the human race then God loves you and he gave his own son, Jesus to die in your place. It says in the Bible: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” (1 John 3: 16). Love is not just something God does, it’s what He is. He defines the true meaning of love. In the Bible it says:”God is love” (1 John 4:16).

I have sinned

In the Bible it says: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). That means that every human being has failed to meet the perfect standard of God’s goodness and righteousness. We have failed because we have done things our way, not God’s way. We have disobeyed His instruction which He wrote in both the Bible and in our consciences. God’s law is like a pane of glass; it’s either broken or it isn’t. It’s no good saying “I only lied, I never stole”.

Jesus died for me

The just penalty for our sins, the wrong things every one of us have done, is death and separation from God. But God sent his own son, Jesus, who was himself God, to be born as a human baby and live on this earth leading a perfect, sinless life, and when He had done this, to voluntarily offer His own life as a sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sin. Not just death but separation from God, the only time Jesus had ever been completely separated from His father.

I need to decide to live for God

If you want to accept this gift of forgiveness and be free from the punishment you brought on yourself by not doing things God’s way, you need to decide to surrender to God and do things His way from now on. You need to believe that He exists, that He loves you and that He died for you.

Romans 10:9-10 says “…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.”

If you want to know this forgiveness and know God who created you for relationship with Him, then you can, right now! Just say this prayer and if you are sincere, God will recognise this in your heart and save you.

Dear God, Thankyou that You died for me and want the best for me in every situation. I’m sorry for ignoring You and doing things my way. I realise now that my sin has hurt You and the people around me and for this, I am truly sorry. Thank you, Jesus, that You came and took the punishment for my sin. Thank you that you gave your life for me. Please forgive me and help me now as I decide to live only for You. Amen

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