How to Receive Christ?

We do not agree with the heresy of the Sinners Prayer, or believe that by repeating a prayer, anyone can be declared as having received salvation.  

How to Receive Christ?

The Bible says Salvation and sanctification are supernatural works of a Sovereign God.  Salvation is not a decision we can make!

The Apostle Paul in 2Thessalonians 2:13 confirms this saying

“But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Salvation is a past tense event in fact the God has already justified His people. The question is not are you saved, but has the word of the Lord changed your life such that the sins of the world which you once loved, you now hate? It is a present tense even in the fact that all those whom He justifies, He sanctifies.  The scriptures as properly taught and understood, is that God’s evidence of sanctification is God’s evidence that He has truly sanctified a man.  Indeed, contrary to what many Churches teach today, there is no such thing as a continually carnal Christian; there is no such teaching in the Bible or in Church history.

At Pentecost,  those when the Holy Spirit had fallen on the people and convicted them of their sins, they believed and came to Peter and the other Apostles asking how to be saved, how they might receive Christ.  Peter replied to them in Act 2:38 saying:

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

In faith, BelieveRepent and be Baptised.  Hebrews 11:6 tell us that  “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

What is faith?

“… faith is of hearing, and hearing by the Word of God”  Romans 10:17
“… faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1  

To receive Christ, follow the words of Isaiah 55:6-6 which read:

“Seek Jehovah while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Jehovah, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

Believe, then Confess the Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 10:9  “Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” 

First John 4:15  “Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him and he in God.”

The next step is to make sure you find a good Bible believing, Bible teaching Church so you can grow in faith, and begin to mix with other Christians and get Baptised.  For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourself, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one cane boast!  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

The ‘graphic’ video clip, below, realistically portrays what the LORD JESUS CHRIST– perfect and sinless – suffered in order to pay the penalty of our sin – so we would need not perish, but rather have everlasting life.

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How to Receive Christ? — 4 Comments

  1. Hi there. I am likewise a believer but I have a question. Shouldn’t you always state in the above forum that the evidence of have receiving the Holy Ghost is speaking in other tongues. An unknown language known to natural man kind? Thank you for your graciousness. Peace and love <3 :-)

    • Dear Alyssa,
      Thanks for your comment. 
      As you know, not all Christian denominations accept Glossolalia (speaking in tongues).  We see it as a second step, after accepting Christ.
      We’re concentrating here on the first step, getting people saved.
      I pray this answers your comment. 

      Blessings in Christ,
      Angus

  2. Very,very,very good.
    Don’t know if you’re a baptist? Really doesn’t matter,right?
    Sure sounds like something that my church teaches,and something that I believe in!
    God bless you!

    • Dear Kenny,
      Thanks for your comment.  Please to received your sharing!
      Actually, we are affiliated to no denomination and agree with you that it doesn’t matter.  As a result, we believe all the articles we post apply to all Christians, whatever their denomination.
      Blessings in Christ,
      Angus