For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.  John 3:16-18 (NIV)


Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6 (NIV)


For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,  nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39  (NIV)


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Corinthians 5:17   (NIV)


For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23  (NIV)


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.  There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.  He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.  The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  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.

John 1:1-13   (NIV)

Why Become a Christian?  And How.


Why?  To escape God's judgment, become free from guilt and shame, to experience God's presence, to have fellowship with Jesus, fellowship with other Christians and have the Bible come truly alive. Read more here.


How?  The Southern Baptist Convention provides this good summary.  Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry describes the basics here.


Many people become Christians as a result of seeking answers to the fundamental questions of life.  Do you sometimes wonder whether or not things are right in the world? In observing all the evil and suffering around us, do you sometimes ask if there is something wrong with the human condition?  Focus on the Family explores what various worldviews have to offer and why Christianity best answers these questions and more.



Whereas the only way to God is through Christ (see John 14:6 on the left), there are many roads to Christ and each of us have found Him in our own unique way.  Visit our 'testimonies' page and see the experiences of others.