Christianity means many different things to many people. Regardless of what people say, the most important thing is what does God say about becoming a Christian.
We discover in the KJV of the Bible that the word "Christian" is used only 3 times. In Acts 26:28, King Agrippa, after hearing the salvation message of Jesus Christ, declares to the apostle Paul: "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." How does one become a Christian?
The truth on becoming a Christian is responding to what God wrought through His son the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ paid the price for the redemption of all people:
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
A person's act on becoming a Christian is to "...confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9).
Christianity is not a religion
but it is God's relationship with His children
- Christianity is being born of incorruptible seed. (I Peter 1:23).
- Christianity is becoming a son of God, heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:14-17).
- Christianity is being born with the gift of holy spirit which includes nine manifestations of the spirit (Acts 10:45; I Corinthians 12:7-10).
- Christianity is eternal life. (I John 5:13).
- Christianity is having the hope of Christ return to gather all born again ones. (I Thessalonians 4:14-18).
Christianity is this and much more, all because of the loving act of the Lord Jesus Christ. In light of this magnificent truth, our most worthy endeavor is to learn all that we can about him and walk in the fullness of the new birth realities.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,