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What steps need to be taken to become a Christian? So many people say that they are a Christian or are accused of being one, which raises the question.
Different Christians will give you different answers to this. The larger portion of Christians become so in a baptismal ceremony as a child, though involuntarily.
In later years and in different denominations the criteria range from taking some classes, sacraments, publicly renouncing this or that, meetings and approval with clergy (Mormons), church attendance, to quiet personal observances and reading -my personal favorite.
All will say you need to palpably accept the version of God they espouse.
Dear Ty Hibb,
If someone is truly a Christian, they will not be talking about it...they will be living their faith. And that is in the New Testament, also... Verses like by their fruit ye shall know them.
And the steps to becoming a Christian are straightforward - just live according to the best within yourself, as Yeshua ben Joseph did.
I guess your answer would be here:
"What steps need to be taken to become a Christian?" - So first off, you MUST understand that some steps will be taken for you without your "Say So". Indoctrination of a belief begins in the very young by their parents or guardians. This goes for any Belief but especially one's not grounded in natural reality.
Now, if there is no religion yet a dependency created for objective influences this can also set someone up for a belief system. Usually has to do with Genetics, Environment and Experiences one has in their lives.
With these in place, Faith can become a very "real" thing to an individual. Believing with no proof in a thing, and can blur the very real difference between the concept of Belief versus the concept of actual Knowledge.
"The acceptance of Faith as real determination in HOW one lives their life is the catalyst to belief in ANY Supernatural Claim . . ." - Darkmajinn
In this, the question can be addressed to any belief based in a Supernatural claim.
"What steps need to be taken to become a < Enter Religion/Belief Here >?"
The claim that one is a Christian, or the accusation that one is a Christian, doesn't necessarily raise the question.
Some people find it easier than others, often depending on their background. Bradley Walsh said that his father was a Methodist and his mother was a spiritualist so he was methylated spirits.
So how do you become a Christian? Easy peasy. Read the Book, accept the principles, live the life.
Sounds easy but if that were so there'd be only one Christian faith instead of more than 40,000 jarring sects, all of whom believe their own interpretation to be the correct one.
It's all a personal jouney. Something you will have to do on your own.
1. Be prepared to have beliefs not supported by any evidence, nor having good reasons for such beliefs.
2. Be prepared to part with a significant amount of money. For some reason the "creator of the universe" always needs more money.
3. Be prepared to deal with hypocrites on a daily basis. Christianity, like any other religion, is based on money and power.
4. Be prepared to deal with perverts. All Abrahamic religions have many types of these people.
5. Be prepared to live in a world of delusion and say goodbye to reality.
Follow Jesus Christ as your Lord And Savior.
In every aspect of Christian living, Jesus was the perfect example. He never allowed the hardships and trialsome circumstances to cause him to despair, to become sidetracked, or to waver in his faith. As his disciples, we must follow his sterling example closely.(Matthew 16:24; 28:19,20)
You are the god you seek.
god is a particle not a person.
Just look at all of that money spent on
looking for god. How much do you think it costs
for the utilities in one of those huge churches.
You pay for that while someone stands up there
and reads to you. God is not in a book or a building.
The human heart is the only place where god recides.
When God calls you, listen to what He says and then follow His instructions.
He'll tailor His invitation uniquely to you.
He always winds up working with individuals.
Avoid debates about the existence of God---God's existence is not contingent upon who presents the best sounding argument for or against Him.
Make up your own mind---you'll find plenty of evidence beyond the limitations of scientific inquiry.