Become a Christian According to the Bible

The Bible has a lot to say about becoming Christian. Here are some ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Success in Life (Christian) as you explore Christianity.


The Biblical Standard

  1. Study and see that the Bible definitely is by inspiration of God. If you want to be a Christian based on what the Bible says, then it is necessary to believe that the Bible has been inspired by God Himself, and says exactly what He wants it to say.
  2. Be Born Again as the scripture said: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever: But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you."(1 Peter 1:23,25)
  3. Repent of your wrongdoing, called "sin". As Jesus said, "Unless you 'repent' [change your mind and turn around], you will likewise perish."
    • Repent means that you must "change your thinking" and "turn away from your old ways", and that is hear and believe as: "faith [comes] by hearing -- and hearing, by the word of God."(Romans 10:17) "How shall one believe unless he is taught?"
    • Jesus said, "...blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and do it."(Luke 11:27,28) You will be blessed by following the words of Jesus Christ the Lord, to do them...
      • "For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as 'it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe'."(1 Thessalonians 2:13)
  4. Receive the words of the Bible as being "by inspiration of God," and "not" as words of man and always read and understand before you practice it. Here is what the Bible says about that:
    • "All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine’', for reproof [including rebuke], for correction, for ‘’training in righteousness:"(2 Timothy 3:16)
    • Examine "Why become a Christian?" Here is what the Bible says about sin (wrong-doing):
    • Twice, in both Deuteronomy 5:11 and in Exodus 20:7, God says "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."
    • Jesus said in Matthew 12:36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment."
    • Christ teaches that your thoughts matter. It is not just written laws and physical acts. The 10 Commandments say "You shall not murder" and "You shall not commit adultery,..." But, in his famed Sermon on the Mount, Christ went beyond actions and showed our attitudes matter as well; for example, he said if you have hated anyone, then you are guilty of murder and if you have thought a lustful thought you are guilty of adultery, all of which helps show the absolute need of God's grace. (Matt. 5:21-28)
    • To be a Christian, therefore, involves one's heart condition in accepting God's plan and then live by His attitudes, also:
      • "For 'by grace' are you saved 'through faith'; and that not of yourselves for it is the gift of God: so that it may be impossible for anyone to boast."(Ephesians 2:8-9)Never also think that because grace prevails you will continue to sin and ask forgiveness.
  5. Believe what the Bible tells you about: "Who is God and how He is to His people?"
    • John 4:8 Says "God is love." Yes: God is love, and God is patient, but a common misconception is that because God is loving, He cannot or will not punish sin.
    • The Bible says God is a God of justice, as well as a merciful God. And when God "rolls up the heavens and earth as we now know them like a scroll," all those whose names are not written in the "Lamb's Book of Life" will appear before God to be sent to the second death (called Hell). Only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book (The book of the saved) will not be condemned to the second death.

Become a Christian

  1. See what the Bible says, "How do I become a Christian?" The historical Jesus Christ (the Messiah), is the Son of God. And the only way to become a Christian is to believe in Jesus, obey his Word, and receive by faith his righteousness and follow His steps.
    • "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."(2 Corinthians 5:21) Three days after Jesus was put to death, He rose from the dead and was seen by over 500 people.
    • "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."(John 3:16) believing in Jesus includes the need to be born of water and the Spirit (the breath of God). (John3:5)
    • "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" Titus3:5
  2. Remember that God gives each one the option to repent: "The Lord is long suffering [patient] toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should 'come to repentance' ." (2 Peter 3:9), individually, and be saved (be born again)...
  3. Be sure to receive your free gift, intended for everyone that would believe and seek it: be saved from having to endure the punishment of sins, through Jesus Christ His Son. When Jesus the Messiah died, He died willingly, according to the plan of His Father, who is God of all of The Universe and those in it.
  4. Love God is the first commandment and love your neighbor is second: to fulfill the Law. As a Christian you must accept the free gift of God's grace (His Holy Spirit), and then He accepts you through faith as if you always do "love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind"--even though everyone has already "fallen short of the glory of God:" including you. And, God's gift of His Love is "by grace--through faith" including grace for Jesus Christ's commandment to love one another [perfectly]--"as I have loved you."
    • God grants grace to us in Christ though we love one another, imperfectly:
      • "This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you."(John 15:12)
  5. Believe and be baptized "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost" and some say that that means "in Jesus name" (John 3:5) and be filled with His Holy Spirit, as seen and explained in the book of Acts (Acts 2:4).
    • "3 Do you not know, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together (in baptism) in the likeness of His death, we shall be also be in the likeness of His resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin."[1] (Rom 6:3-7)
      • As a side-note to the statement about being baptised, baptism by immersion is a practice primarily of the Bible and bible believing denominations, immersion or being baptized at all is deemed unnecessary to be saved by many denominations, ie: some denominations merely sprinkle (anoint) believers with water as a symbol of baptism. This however is contradictory to the Bible example of fully covering with and under water, momentarily.
  6. Being a "true Christian" doesn't particularly suggest that you must adhere to the practices of one denomination (governing body of Churches). You may actually be what is considered non-denominational or independent and still be a true Christian.
  7. Accept and understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as God Himself has revealed it to you:
    • "to open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."(Acts 26:18)
    • "But the natural man" [without the Holy Spirit] "can not discern" [evaluate] "the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."(1 Corinthians 2:14) and you know the source of faith:
      • "So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."(Romans 10:17)

Two Simple Keys

  1. Learn about Jesus and believe that He died, rose from the dead as your Savior and then pray for repentance to the one, true God repenting, similar to:

    "Father, God, I change my mind and turn from my sin, reject all my wrong doing; I want your will, and I truly thank you for everything you have done and that I am now freely forgiven and saved from the penalty for my sins -- as a free gift and you do place a new life in me. Thank you for your gift for me of receiving The Holy Spirit in Jesus' name."
  2. Walk in love; telling others that "There is one mediator for us, The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is Lord and Savior for everyone who believes, repents and follows him -- and so, (Live by the Spirit:"

    "Follow Jesus Christ" includes going to Christian meetings with people of like faith, being Baptised, in the name of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, as a sign of accepting your new life, praying to God, reading the Bible, and showing God's love by kindness, forgiving others, making peace, having a faithful, loving relationship with believers (Don't live by feelings; judge no one harshly, not even yourself; live and walk in Christ's Spirit, in The Spirit of God in faith, hope and charity. So, live in the Spirit and "And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man snatch them out of My hand", Jesus said; that is safety, secured.) But, when you (in your mind) are convicted of sin -- repent, asking God for, accepting forgiveness, expecting consequences for some wrongs -- and going on as a Child of God, all in Christ Jesus' name -- with God as the one, true Judge of all things both good and bad. God's love is perfect and casts out all fear.


  • You can have: forgiveness from God (so forgive others), sanctification (by receiving grace), cleansed as you confess (pass it on), declared righteous (love one another), no longer a captive/slave of sin. So, fellowship and boldly access His presence in prayer in Jesus name, with Jesus Christ as your advocate (representative) with The Father, and not condemned of sin repented and confessed, with the indwelling gift of God's Spirit as guide and comforter -- having hope in this hopeless world, that is: outside of the God of hope...
  • Love others. Let all your words be edifying [wholesome] for benefiting others according to the need of each moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers.(Ephesians 4:29)
  • Temptation to sin is common,but it is temptation to 'quit' and not temptation to 'sin'.temptation is different from test',God test' but the devil tempts'.what ever is not faith is sin'.if you can control your desire then temptation losses its power!
  • Do the beatitudes and bless others. Follow the Golden Rule; so treat others as you would want to be treated.
  • See examples of becoming Christian, getting prayers answered, and receiving power that "as you trust in the God of hope", you may: "be filled with all joy and peace" ... and "overflow with hope" by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).[2]
  • Bragging has been eliminated. On what basis was it eliminated? It is eliminated on the basis of: "We conclude that a person has God's approval by faith, not by his own efforts."(Romans 3:28)[3]


  • Many benefits of Christianity were listed above; however you should not make the decision to become a Christian based solely on the benefits! Christ said to "take up your cross daily" and follow Him. It is not always easy; your life won't always be a bed of roses. But no matter the hardship, Jesus will carry you through!
  • Scripture interprets scripture. In many place there are scriptures which are vague or hard to understand but if it is important the explanation is always given elsewhere in the Bible
  • Also please try to think logically about things you are asked to do. Always ask for a reference in scripture before receiving a Word as from God.
  • Don't read the Bible without seeking understanding by the spirit and by consensus. Interpretation that is not held in experience and tradition is disconnected from facts and can lead to delusions. Many people have studied the Bible for eons... and are still discussing it. This should say something about how necessary it is to find how to understand some parts of the Bible. Have a little help from your friends and from trustworthy commentaries and as seems to agree with other scripture and with the Holy Spirit.
    • However, while friends, mentors, and commentaries are all useful tools, do not elevate someone else's word as being equal to the actual words of God in the Bible! Always go back to the Bible itself to see if the other person's commentary matches up! The best way to understand the Bible is simply to read it, read it, read it!! The more you read it, the more you'll realize that the Bible helps you interpret itself! If you don't understand a passage, read the surrounding passages. If you still don't understand, read that whole book of the Bible. If you still don't understand, memorize the exact wording of the passage. You may be surprised later when that verse comes back to your memory and one particular word or phrase jumps out that you never saw in that way before. Or you may be reading another section of the Bible years later and something will stand out to you that helps you understand the original passage that you memorized.
  • Please watch out for those who teach things contrary to the Bible, or who love the praise of humans more than the praise of God.
  • Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do humans gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. - Matthew 7:15-20

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