Accepting Christ is as Simple as ABC.
A – Acknowledge that you need God.
•Admit that you have sinned (done things displeasing to God) and that sin has separated you from a holy God.
•”For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
•”If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).
B – Believe in Jesus Christ.
•Believe that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross.
•”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
•”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved . . .” (Acts 16:31).
C – Confess and turn away from your sin and wrong doing.
•”If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation” (Romans 10:9 and 10).
•”If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
•Sincerely pray this prayer or one similar to it: “My father in heaven, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I have fallen short of your standard. I ask you, right now, to forgive my sins. I accept the gift of eternal life that your son, Jesus paid for with His death on the cross. Now come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. As of now I turn away from those things that displease you and from now on I will live my life for you.”
If you sincerely prayed that prayer you are now a child of God and your name has been entered into the book of life. It is important, now, that you find a church to help you as you begin your walk with God. We would be honored and pleased if you were to join us at Highlands Church of God.