How Do I Become a Christian?

The Bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). 

But God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus, His Son, to die on a cross and pay the penalty for our sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). 

You can become a Christian by admitting to God that you have sinned (1 John 1:9), and by acknowledging Jesus as Lord of your life and placing your faith in Him to save you from your sins (Romans 10:9). 

This is simple prayer that can guide you, but more than anything, allow it to come from your heart to Jesus.

Lord Jesus, I need you. I realize that I am a sinner, and I can’t save myself. I need your mercy. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I repent of my sins and I put my faith in you as Savior and Lord. Please take control of my life, and help me follow you in obedience. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Amen “