Plan of Salvation
How to Become a Christian
First, you must understand your need to be saved. The Bible says you need to be saved because you are a sinner. Your sin has separated you from God and there is a grave penalty. You cannot save yourself. The Bible says "all have sinned" and "the wages of sin is death." (Romans 3:23, 6:23)
Second, you must understand you can be saved. You can be saved because Jesus Christ loved you and died on the cross for your sins. The Bible says "God commended His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
Third, you must understand what you need to do to be saved. The Bible says how you can be saved. Acts 3:19 says we must repent and turn away from our sins. But repentence alone is not enough. Ephesians 2:8 says that we must place our faith in Jesus to be saved.
Now, you must act if you want to be saved. God is waiting for you "to want" and ask Him to save you. The Bible says "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13) If you are ready to trust Christ as your Savior and Lord, invite Jesus into your heart right now by praying to Him. You may word your own prayer or use the prayer below. The important thing is that the prayer is sincere and personal.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know you died for my sins. Right now I invite you into my heart to be my Savior and Lord. I willingly turn from my sin and give my life to you. Thank you for saving me. Amen."
Welcome to God's family. You have just made the greatest decision of your life. Tell a pastor or another Christian friend about your decision as soon as possible.