The Basics

Becoming a Christian

  • Understand that you have sinned and are in need of God's forgiveness (Rom. 3:23)
  • Repent of (i.e. turn away from) your sins and ask God to forgive you (Acts 2:38)
  • Accept that Jesus Christ's death and resurrection is the only adequate payment for your sin debt to God (1 Tim. 2:5)
  • Submit to Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-10)

If you are genuinely sincere in seeking God's forgiveness and want to have an intimate relationship with Him, pray the following prayer:

Dear Lord, I thank you for loving me, even though I am a sinner and have fallen short of your expectations. I know that there is no way that I can merit my favor before you. I accept your gift of forgiveness through the death and resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ. I ask that you forgive me of my sins. I ask that you become my personal Lord and Savior, Amen.

If you prayed this prayer, please let us know!