Piney Grove Baptist Church
212 Piney Grove Church Road, Swansboro, North Carolina 28584
"Reaching... Teaching... Releasing..."
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1John 1:8
HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
First and foremost, to be a Christian, you must believe the Holy Bible is the infallible, living word of God. Either you believe every word in the entire Bible, or you don't truly believe. What you are about to read requires faith. Faith is cultivated through reading God's Word.
The Bible tells us God created everything, including you and me, and He is in charge of everything. (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11; Colossians 1:16-27)
We all choose to disobey God. The Bible calls this sin. Sin separtes us from God and deserves God's punishment of death. (Romans 3:23, 6:23)
God sent Jesus, the perfect solution to our sin problem, to rescue us from the punishment we deserve. It's something we, as sinners, could never earn on our own. Jesus alone saves us. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)
He lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again. Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be welcomed into God's family for eternity. This is the best gift ever! (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18)
Believe in your heart that Jesus alone saves you through what's He's already done on the cross. Repent, turning from self and sin to Jesus. Tell God and others that your faith is in Jesus. (John 14:6; Romans 10:9-10, 13)
A - ADMIT to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning away from your sin. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9)
B - BELIEVE that Jesus is God's Son and accept God's gift of Forgiveness from sin. (John 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:11-13)
C - CONFESS your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 10:9-10, 13)