Being a Christian is not as hard as some might think.
There are only three essential steps. Some call it the ABC's of Salvation.
A. Admit you have done wrong.
Who HASN'T done things they're ashamed of?
"For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
B. Believe in Jesus.
Now, this one may be hard for a lot of people.
Mainly because so many well-meaning Christians
have ruined Jesus' image.
But JESUS said " Follow ME"--he never said
"follow My FOLLOWERS."
Unfortunately, many Christians are filled with
hate. That offends God because he has COMMANDED
us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. (John 13:34)
God is full of love, and wants to SAVE US FROM
OURSELVES. He wants to save us from fear and
doubt and the finality of death.
All we have to do is TRUST him.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his
one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life."
C. Confess and leave your sin behind.
God is SO LOVING that, no matter how bad or
how frequently we have sinned, confessing sins
to God (not a priest) and a SINCERE desire to
STOP sinning makes us FREE from punishment!!
THAT'S RIGHT!! God does NOT WANT to punish
ANYONE. He would PREFER that we turn from our
evil ways and AVOID punishment.
"'For I take no pleasure in the death of
anyone,'declares the Sovereign LORD. 'Repent
and live!'" (Ezekiel 18:32)
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins and purify us from
all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9)