Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?  by steve finnell

How do men become Christians? They become Christians by believing and obeying God.

Galatians 3:26-27 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were united with Christ in baptism have been clothed with Christ. (NIV 1973)

Does complying with denominational doctrine result in a person becoming a Christian?

The Roman Catholic Denomination states that non-believing infants become part of the body of Christ when they are sprinkled with water. Those infants become Catholics, however, they do not become Christians.

Faith in Jesus precedes water baptism. (Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved...) NIV 1973) The Ethiopian eunuch heard the good news about Jesus before he was baptized.(Acts 8:26-40) The 3000 on the Day of Pentecost believed before they were baptized. (Acts Chapter 2) In every conversion account in Acts they all believed before they were immersed in water.

According to most Baptists denominations water baptism is not essential for salvation. They believe water baptism is essential in order to become a Baptist. Being baptized in a Baptist church makes a person a Baptist; but does it make them a Christian?

Question, do you know what your denomination teaches concerning becoming clothed with Christ?

Claiming to be a Christian does not make anyone a Christian anymore than claiming to be a medical doctor makes a person a physician.

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