Being a ‘Christian’ has little to do with being moral or religious.

It is all about confidently trusting Jesus Christ – that he is who he says he is, and he did what he said he did. Indeed, the word ‘faith’ in the Bible simply means trust. A Christian is a person who trusts in Jesus the Healer, the Teacher, the Saviour and the Lord.

In particular a Christian:

  • acknowledges that they have not lived or loved God as they should and deserve to be punished.
  • trusts that Jesus was not only a man but God in flesh who died to secure forgiveness of our sins and who rose from the dead and is now the Lord over heaven and earth.
  • seeks to live as God wants them to with the help of his Spirit.

A person becomes a Christian by asking God to forgive them. This heartfelt act of turning back to God is all that is required. If you want to, you can pray to God now using these words:

Dear God,
I know that I have not lived as you want me to. I have not loved you as I ought nor loved the people who live around me. I am sorry and want to change.
Thank you for Jesus. Thank you that he lived and died for me and rose again and is the Lord.
Please forgive me and help me to live as you want me to.

When you turn back to God and pray such a prayer, God hears and forgives you. He gives you his Holy Spirit who helps you to love him as he wants. You also become part of his family, a member of his people who share the common bond of faith in Christ.

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