How does a person become a Christian?


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Gari Garris Profile
Gari Garris answered

There are several steps in becoming a Christian, here they are well described

Moga Deet Profile
Moga Deet answered

It is easy to become a Christian.  Anyone is welcome to attend services.  When you find a denomination that fits your style, speak to the minister or priest.  There are some difference in doctrine between sects that most believers aren't even aware of.  Some churches have singing, some have a lot of preaching, Quakers like silence.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

There are a few different denominational doctrines that you would have to consider. Best bet is to do a sampling of your local churches. Try a Catholic, and then Protestant church. Then, if you can find them all, Baptists, Pentecostal, Lutheran . . . Etc.

Some expect you to say the Sinner's Prayer, other's may require that you be baptized. The belief in Jesus Christ as the son of God, sacrificed fro mankind and His teachings is what they all share . . . its how YOU demonstrate this that differs.

thanked the writer.
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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Therein lies the crux of the problem . . . you SHOULD want clarity of thought.
Hence why you do not envy mine.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
@Dark Majinn

Thanks Caitlin---another example of the typical reasoning that got you where you are.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Desperately grasping onto a failed analogy I see. Well you've been holding unto the same failed mythology so it stands to reason.

Here, I will help you to understand how analogies work.
Say we both started out driving race cars. It's thrilling, and exciting. The experience is something we both can relate to because we both share these experiences.

I go on to fly planes. It is invigorating and exciting in a whole new and different way. I still very much remember what the excitement was like and what the experiences were like racing cars . . . I can STILL relate very well. I can only TELL you how it is to fly planes . . . you could never understand or relate to what I'm telling, having been too GROUNDED in your beliefs that you can only have great experiences on the ground. I've been on the ground . . . I feel much more freedom in flight.
You maintain your view down there, it is clear where you are heading . . from up here.
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

If you are actively seeking membership in a specific Christian community, speaking to the pastor of that church would be a good first step.

I'm sure that they have some method in place to get you up to speed on the specific beliefs that are important in that particular community.

Then I would recommend some general reading for you.  The book Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is a great one.  Then the Chronicles of Narnia---also by C.S. Lewis---will give you a great insight into how Christ probably works in this world.

Then, as you grow in your spiritual journey, establish a relationship with God---He'll help guide you along as you go.

He will also help you establish a relationship with Him.

Best of luck---enjoy !

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Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
I've read all his Narnia books several times. I respectively disagree with your analogy of Aslan as Christ like or any figures in his writings. Aslan was guiding the children to be responsible and think for themselves.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Interesting perspective.

Two questions:

Did you speed read just for content?

Are you aware that a person with the most common type of color blindness would see the color in your avatar as olive green?
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Thanks, Have a very good day. Bye ;)
K. B.  Baldwin Profile
K. B. Baldwin answered

Judging by the GOP field in the US, you just have to say you are.  You can then continue to be a contemptible human being without worry. 

Shabouchy Aqua Profile
Shabouchy Aqua answered

A true Christian is a follower of Christ. Thus, becoming a Christian would require doing as Jesus instructed at John 17:3, "This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ." As we study the life and ministry of Jesus Christ who said himself at John 8:28, " I do nothing of my own initiative, but just as the Father taught me, I speak these things." we come to understand what Jehovah expects of us. As we sincerely take in this knowledge, strengthen our faith and apply it in our lives, we will be able to imitate Jesus Christ more fully. We will carry out the instructions that we've been given including what's stated at Matthew 28:19,20. Being a Christian, isn't just a title, it is a way of life.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

The first step is to have a personal study of the bible so that you can come to know God and the one whom he sent Jesus Christ. John 17:3, once you learn what God requards you build faith and ,you repent of all your past deeds and you start applying God's laws in your life. Acts 3:19 "Repent, therefore,and turn around so as to get your sins blotted out." Repentance must be followed by conversion,or turning around,be firmly determine that you will do what is right from now on. After that you must dedicate yourself to God in earnest prayer, you promise to give him your exclusive devotion forever. Deuteronomy 6:15. Everyone who really loves God must also make public declaration for salvation. Romans 10:10. Next is baptism which symbolizes dying to one's former way of life and becoming alive to do God's will." 1Peter 4:2, Matthew 3:16

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