Because God loves us and sin separates us from God, Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins.
Jesus came to earth to make it possible for us to have a personal relationship with God for all eternity. When He rose from the dead, His mission was accomplished. He is now offering you a pardon for your sins.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12, NIV).
Will you accept this free gift from God by receiving Jesus Christ into your life?
Spiritual New Birth
So what does it takes to become a Christian? Jesus explained the process to a religious leader who came to meet with him secretly one night. He told him, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3, NLT)
In order for you to begin the journey that leads to heaven you must be born again — this time spiritually. Physical birth produces physical life. Spiritual birth creates spiritual life. Spiritual new birth is the gateway to a new beginning — the start of your journey with God.
It’s Your Choice
Eternal life is a gift from God. You can’t do anything to earn it! But, like any gift, you can choose to accept or reject it.
Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony … God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life
(1 John 5:10-12, NIV).
In the original Greek language, the word “believe” means to “trust in, cling to, rely upon.” In other words, “believe” in the original Greek language requires something active from you. Becoming a Christian is putting your faith in Jesus’ death for you on the cross, and in His resurrection for your eternal life. It is a choice that you make.