Some Reasons To Become A Christian
1. I am lost.
"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23
"Order my steps in Your word...". Psalm 119:133
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
"Enter in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be which go in thereat: because straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14
"I am the way the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father but by Me." John 14:6
2. I must be born again.
"Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost." Titus 3:5
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever." 1 Peter 1:23
"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:13
3. To obtain peace in my soul.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace." John 16:33
"Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
"Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others...That at that time you were without Christ...having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were afar off are made near by the blood of Christ. He is our peace...". Ephesians 2:3, 12-14
4. To make my life count for eternity.
"There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12
"The ways of the LORD are right and the just shall walk in them." Hosea 14:9
5. To have assurance of blessings.
"...having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
"...followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Hebrews 6:12
"...they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance." Hebrews 9:15
"...given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the diving nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world...". 2 Peter 1:4
"And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life." 1 John 2:25
6. My every prayer will be heard and answered.
"Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if anyone be a worshipper of God and does His will, him He hears." John 9:31
"The LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear." Isaiah 59:1-2
"The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous and His ears are open unto their cry." Psalm 34:15
"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me." Psalm 66:18
7. I can serve Jesus.
"...to love the LORD your God and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and to cleave unto Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul." Joshua 22:5
"...choose this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
"If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also be My servant: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor." John 12:26
"Knowing that of the LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord." Colossians 3:24
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 9:14
8. To help influence others in the right way.
"...I will teach you the good and the right way: only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart." 1 Samuel 12:23-24
9. I don't want the Bible to condemn me.
"He that rejects Me and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same will judge him in the last day." John 12:48
"There is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1
10. I will be among those raised to meet Him when He comes again.
"But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only." Matthew 24:36
"Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord comes." Matthew 24:42
"It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father has put in His own power." Acts 1:7
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night." 1 Thessalonians 5:2
11. Jesus will say 'Well done' when I stand before Him in the judgment.
"Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things...enter into the joy of your Lord." Matthew 25:21
"Not everyone that says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that does the will of My Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21
12. God loves me. Jesus wants me and invites me to obey Him.
"Come unto Me, you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you will find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28
(Excerpts from a booklet from Haun Publishing Company)
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