How do I become a Christian?

A Christian is someone who believes in Christ Jesus as their savior, also known simply as a believer. Regardless of the condition of your heart, it is important to understand that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The only way to make reconciliation with God is through his Son, Jesus, who died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and who is seated at the right hand of God the Father. To become a Christian is simple. Romans 10:9-10 says, "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." There is nothing more that is required than a contrite heart toward God, because as 2 Corinthians 7:10 says, "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death." After the act of confession, it is recommended that the new believer find a church or group of believers to fellowship with and to provide guidance. A Bible is also helpful and will provide further direction. Baptism generally follows as an outward sign of accepting Christ as your personal savior. It shouldn't be any more complicated than that.

        "So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old one has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed us to the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)