You’ve probably been attacked by one kind or another of a “holy roller”, babbling something about being “born again”, warning you about the depths of hell while touting the wonders of heaven, all while waving a bible in your face.
Sometimes, it simply takes someone else to tell you something you have heard a million times, but say it in a different way, and that makes all of the difference in your understanding.
I hope this explanation of Christianity makes that connection for you.
It’s really just this simple:
- Accept and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the son of God.
- Accept and acknowledge that Jesus Christ died and suffered so that you might live and be forgiven for your sins.
- Accept and acknowledge that only through the grace of God does anyone find forgiveness.
- Ask Jesus Christ to become your savior.
Items 1 and 4 are pretty easily understood, even if you have little background or knowledge about the bible or Christian history. Even item 2 is pretty clear, as most have heard the story of the crucifixion of Jesus, (even if they lack the understanding of what that event signified.) Item 3 is the most potentially confusing because we fail to understand what is meant by the word “grace.”
Many believe that through good deeds alone they can find a path to heaven. The bible tells us otherwise. Grace, as used in the bible, means that God nullifies our sins, erases them, not because we are good or worthy, but because we believe and have faith in Him. The grace of God isn’t able to be earned; it is only achieved with your faith.
That’s it, that is all there is to it, it really is just that simple. You can accomplish this all by yourself with a simple prayer that might sound something like this.
I believe that Jesus is the son of God and I accept Him as my savior. Thank you for your grace, please fill me with your spirit. Amen.
I hope this helps you and I wish you nothing but the best.