Have you ever wondered what it really means to be a Christian? Have you ever had someone ask you that question, and found it difficult to explain to them clearly what being a Christian is all about?
Simply put, a Christian is someone who has received God’s gift of salvation. A Christian understands that . . .
- They have done things that are wrong, and the wrong things they have done separated from God. (Ephesians 2:12)
- No matter how hard they try, they can’t save themselves. We can never be good enough to earn a relationship with God, because He is perfect, and no matter how hard we try, we just can’t be perfect. (Romans 3:10)
- Jesus took their place. The payment for doing things that are wrong is death. Jesus took our place, and died for us. Because He did that, we can have eternal life – a relationship with God that begins now, and will last forever! (Romans 6:23,
John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- God offers us salvation as a free gift. When someone gives you a gift, you reach out and take it! God offers the gift of salvation to each of us. We simply need to receive it! (Ephesians 2:8-9)
If you’ve already accepted Jesus as your Savior, this is what that decision meant. If you haven’t received God’s gift of salvation yet, accept it today!
Aren’t sure where to begin? Simply tell God that you know you’re an sinner, and can’t save yourself. Tell Him you want Jesus to be your Savior, and that you receive His gift of forgiveness and salvation. It’s as simple as that!
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My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!