How Do I Become a Christian? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.
1. Christianity is not a propositional statement that you agree with. It is a personal relationship you enter into.
2. Many people miss heaven by the 18 inches between the head and the heart.
3. There must be a moment in which we personally embrace and trust in the provision of Jesus’ death on the cross for us.
4. The person who says Jesus is the Good Shepherd begins to follow Him.
5. Jesus did not die for 70 or 80 percent of our sins so that we might try to complete His finished work.
6. Christ alone is the means for salvation. You become more Christ-like by abiding with Him and yielding to His Spirit.
“…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;…” Romans 10:9
“…for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:10
“The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that
no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…” Romans 5:1
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment,
but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24
“…and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:4
“…who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ
our Lord,…” Romans 1:4
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
“We are saved by grace through faith alone, but the faith which saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther
“Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” James 2:17
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
“Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance,…” Luke 3:6
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6
How Do I Know If I Am Saved?
Diagnostic Question #1:
“Are you at a point in your spiritual life that if you were to die today you know you would go to heaven?”
Diagnostic Question #2:
“On a scale of 1 to 10 how sure are you?”