How Can I Become a Christian?
To know an infinite God is a challenge for finite beings. We know God through what God reveals to us. We can see His design through creation. We can see His participation in history. But His clearest revelation comes through His Word, which is perfect and never changes. Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh, according to John 1:14. God has intervened in human history in order that we might know Him. We are told that God so loved the world that He sent His only Son that whoever believes in Him would not perish. Jesus was sent on a rescue mission by God the Father because the human race needed a Savior.
Understanding God and all that He has done and is doing today in the world is only possible through the help of the Holy Spirit. When we place our faith in Christ, it is the Holy Spirit who does the work in our hearts to convince us that we need forgiveness and that Christ is more than willing to grant the forgiveness. When we confess our sins to God, God cleanses us completely, sets us free from guilt, accepts us as though we had never sinned, and names us as His sons and daughters.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.