After a person admits to God that they are a sinner, repents and turns from their sin, believes that Jesus is God’s Son sent to die to pay for the sins of the world, and confesses that faith in Jesus, they are a Christian and knows Jesus as their Savior.
“A” stands for Admit.
- A person must admit to God that they are a sinner. They must be sorry for their sin and turn away from sinning. Verses that support this step are Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Acts 3:19; and 1 John 1:9.
“B” stands for Believe.
- A person must believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that God sent Jesus to pay the penalty for sin. Verses about believing include John 3:16; John 14:6; and Romans 5:8.
“C” stands for Confess.
- A person must confess their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Read Romans 10:9-10, 13.
Thank You for choosing to love me! I know I am a sinner. I believe You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I believe He rose again and lives today. Today, I repent and turn away from my sin. Thank You for Your wonderful love and for changing my life forever. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
We would love to hear from you if you prayed a prayer to become a Christian, like the one above, or, if you would like to talk to someone about becoming a Christian, email Mike Lovato, Executive Pastor of Discipleship.
PARENTS: remember it is not your job to “save” your child – it is God’s! However, as a parent, you have the responsibility (and privilege) of guiding your child to faith in Christ. Pray that God will give you the wisdom to teach your child about Him. Then know that you can only do this with His help and thank Him for His guidance. After all, He loves your child even more than you do!